While Zorin OS is becoming popular with the Zorin OS 15 series haven received over 1.7 million downloads since its first debut in June 2019. Now, the Zorin team has announced new point version, Zorin OS 15.3 which is the third iteration of the Zorin OS 15 series, and the most advanced and popular release ever.
It will further enhance the Zorin OS stronghold by bringing updated software, for better security and hardware compatibility.
What’s New Zorin OS 15.3 Release?
Zorin OS 15.3 is based on the recently released Ubuntu 18.04.5 LTS, which offers better support for modern hardware, and promises software updates and security patches until April 2023.
And as a further improvement to its hardware compatibility, Zorin OS 15.2 has upgraded core Linux Kernel version from 5.3 to 5.4, which brings support for more hardware like the Intel 11th generation Core processors, and upcoming AMD CPUs/GPUs. Additionally, Zorin OS 15.3 has added improvements to the Zorin Connect app for Android, with such features as auto search for devices on trusted Wi-Fi networks, and quick buttons to send files.
Zorin OS also includes the newest stable LibreOffice 6.4.6, which brings better compatibility with Microsoft Office, better performance boosts, and more utility features.
How to Upgrade to Zorin OS 15.3
For a fresh installation, all available editions of Zorin OS including Lite, Core, Ultimate, and Education can be downloaded here, with the exception of the “Ultimate” variant, which comes at a cost of $39, while all the other editions are free.
If you are an exisiting user of Zorin OS 15 series, you can update your system to reach the new point version Zorin 15.3 by using the Software Updater or running the following command:
sudo apt update
sudo apt full-upgrade
And for those who are using a Zorin series other than the Zorin OS 15, there is an official upgrade guide available here to help them upgrade to the new point version Zorin 15.3 release.