The team behind the renown Zorin OS has released a new version, Zorin OS 15.2, with the latest release bringing improvements in the software to make it faster and more secure.
While Zorin OS is perhaps among the best Linux based distros, which since the release of Zorin OS 15 series, has recorded over 900,000 downloads, a huge leap from the 550,000 record at first release point.
Zorin OS 15.1, the previous release was mainly focused on improving the desktop experience, with such features as new Sans Forgetica font and auto theme.
What’s new in Zorin OS 15.2 Release?
The latest release, Zorin OS 15.2 is based on Ubuntu 18.04.4 LTS and Linux kernel 5.3 and claims to be the most secure version so far. It also features new hardware support for Intel, IBM, and AMD graphic chipsets.
As Ubuntu 18.04.4 comes with the latest hardware enablement stack, Zorin OS 15.2 will be able to support Intel 10th generation processors, AMD Navi GPUs, newer MacBooks, and MacBook Pro keyboards and touchpads.
The pre-installed packages will be updated to its newer versions such as LibreOffice and the GNU Image Manipulation Program.
How to Upgrade to Zorin OS 15.2?
For existing users of Zorin OS 15, they can update their system direct from the software updater. And if you haven't already downloaded Zorin OS, you will need to get it from the official Download page to proceed.
And boot your computer from the USB Install Drive. Ensure that the written USB Install Drive is plugged into your computer. Then switch the Windows PC on and immediately upon startup, press the indicated key repeatedly to open the Boot Menu. If you are not sure which key to press, it's usually either Esc, F12 or another function key. From the Boot Menu, select the option with "USB" in its title to boot from the Install Drive.
If on a Mac, upon startup, press and hold the Option key. Then select the USB Install Drive as the boot drive. Note that the Install Drive might be incorrectly identified as "Windows", which is normal.
Now, you should see the Zorin OS welcome menu. Use the ↑ ↓ keys to select "Check installation medium for defects" and press Enter to verify that the USB Install Drive is ready to use. After running the check, select the "Try or Install Zorin OS" option from the Zorin OS welcome menu. That's it!