Popular Zorin OS 15.3 Linux distro released with Linux Kernel 5.4, LibreOffice 6.4.6, Zorin Connect for connecting your Linux PC/laptop to Android smartphones
The Zorin Group has just released a new point version of Zorin OS 15.3. The newly released Zorin OS 15.3 is being called “an enhanced version of the most advanced and popular release ever,” by the dev team.
Since Zorin OS 15.3 is the third point release version of the Zorin 13 fork, it doesn’t bring major changes but it comes with many refinements and bundled LibreOffice 6.4.6.
What’s new in Zorin OS 15.3?
The latest version Zorin OS 15.3 now is the most secure Zorin fork as it is based on Linux Kernel 5.4. The developers say that Zorin OS 15.3 is based on the recently released Ubuntu 18.04.5 LTS and will receive security updates and features until April 2023.
“Zorin OS 15.3 is now powered by the Linux kernel version 5.4 – the same version as in Ubuntu 20.04. In addition to performance, stability, and security improvements, it brings support for more hardware such as Intel’s newly-announced 11th generation Core processors, upcoming AMD processors & GPUs, and other peripherals. This means that Zorin OS will “just work” with even more computers and devices,” the release notes reveal.
With updated core Linux Kernel version from 5.3 to 5.4. Zorin OS 15.3 also supports more hardware such as newly-launched Intel 11th generation Core processors, upcoming AMD CPUs, and GPUs.
The biggest change in Zorin OS 15.3 is the addition of LibreOffice 6.4.6, which is the most recent stable build of the Linux productivity suite.
Zorin OS 15.3 also brings upgraded Zorin Connect App for connecting to Android smartphones. The new upgrades include auto search for devices on Trusted Wi-Fi networks, full support for the latest Android versions, and quick buttons to send files and send clipboard in persistent notifications.
How To Upgrade Or Download Zorin OS 15.3?
If you’re already using Zorin OS 15, you only need to update your system to reach the new point version 15.3 using Software Updater or by running the following command:
sudo apt update
sudo apt full-upgrade
You can follow the official upgrade guide here. Those who have macOS or Windows 10 PC/laptop and want to try out Zorin OS 15.3, you can try out one of Zorin OS Lite, Core, Ultimate, and Education from here. All Zorin 15.3 forks are free except for the “Ultimate” variant, which costs $39.
Zorin OS 15 Linux distro has emerged as the top downloaded Linux distro with more than 1.7 million downloads, and this makes it one of the most successful releases ever. Most of these downloads are from ex-Windows 10 and macOS users which means that Zorin OS has a certain appeal for both Windows and macOS users.