Zorin OS – designed for users new to Linux-based computers - New Release available

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  1. mood

    mood Updates Team

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    Zorin OS 15.3 Released: A Linux Distro To Replace Your Windows/Mac
    September 9, 2020
    https://fossbytes.com/zorin-os-15-3-released-a-linux-distro-to-replace-your-windows-mac/
    Zorin OS 15.3 is here: Our most advanced OS gets even better
    Zorin OS 15.3 Released (September 8, 2020)
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  2. shmu26

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    I don't understand why Zorin's latest version is based on Ubuntu 18.04. A new LTS version of Ubuntu came out five months ago.
     
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    The Zorin OS 15 series is supported until 2023, the same length of time as the maintenance updates for Ubuntu 18.04. Considering all the in-house Zorin components included and the amount of work involved there would be little point in trying to convert it all now using 20.04 instead.
     
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    Well, Linux Mint follows the latest Ubuntu LTS, so it can be done.
     
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    Zorin 16 will be based on 20.04 with a planned release at the end of the year.
     
  6. mood

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    Zorin OS 16 Pro brings Microsoft's Windows 11 interface to Linux
    August 10, 2021
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    In my view, the interface is one of the WORST parts of Windows 11 (and 10, and 8.x)!!!

    Wonder if there's a way to make a current version of Zorin OS to look like Windows 7, or Vista? Earlier versions haven't looked nearly enough like Windows to make it interesting. I like the Windows 7 interface (especially Aero Glass) but not the telemetry or enforced updates of Windows 10.
     
  8. mood

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    Zorin OS 16 is Released
    August 17, 2021
    https://blog.zorin.com/2021/08/17/2021-08-17-zorin-os-16-is-released/
    Zorin OS 16 Officially Released with New “Pro” Edition, Windows 11-Like Desktop Layout
    https://9to5linux.com/zorin-os-16-o...ew-pro-edition-windows-11-like-desktop-layout
     
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  9. Brian K

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    Not impressed. I installed the free version. Fonts and wallpaper appeared blurred and washed out.
    Deleted the partition and ISO.
     
  10. Krusty

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    I installed a previous version and wasn't impressed. I've downloaded the ISO and was going to try a live session but might pass on it too.
     
  11. NormanF

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    Zorin is based on a modified GNOME desktop so its not to everyone's taste.

    A lot of Ubuntu derivatives are built on LTS for stability and they usually come out on a "when we're ready" cycle.
     
  12. mood

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    Zorin OS 16 Education Launches with New Educational Apps, System Improvements
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    Ubuntu-Based Zorin OS 16.1 Released with LibreOffice 7.3 and Linux Kernel 5.13
    March 10, 2022
    Zorin OS 16.1 Released & Humanitarian Aid for Ukraine
    March 10, 2022
     
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