Zorin OS 15.2 New Release: Best Windows/Mac Alternative Linux Distro

Zorin OS 15.2 is now available to download. The update is the newest point release within the Zorin OS 15.x series which debuted last year.

A raft of software updates, bug fixes and security patches are included, as may be a new Linux kernel (Linux 5.3) courtesy of Ubuntu 18.04.4 LTS and its Hardware Enablement (HWE) stack.

Zorin OS 15.2 New Release: Best Windows/Mac Alternative Linux Distro

Updated versions of core apps like Firefox, LibreOffice and GIMP also feature. Zorin OS 15 has been a large hit since its release last summer, clocking up a powerful 900,000 downloads since then.

The success is testament to the planning and development choices taken by the Zorin OS team, who tailor the distro towards Windows switchers and Linux newbies who just need a system that "just works" out of the box.

It’s for this reason Zorin OS 15 snared a spot on our list of the simplest Linux distros in 2019.

What’s New In Zorin OS 15.2?

The previous release Zorin OS 15.1 was mainly focussed on improving the desktop experience like auto theme and new Sans Forgetica font.

Claiming to be the foremost secure version of Zorin OS ever, v15.2 is predicated on the Ubuntu 18.04.4 LTS. Hence, it features Linux kernel 5.3 and new hardware devices support for IBM, Intel, and AMD graphics chipsets.

Since Ubuntu 18.04.4 includes the newest hardware enablement stack, OS 15.2 provides support for AMD Navi GPUs, Intel 10th generation processors, newer MacBook’s, and MacBook Pro keyboards and touchpads.

Among the software updates, Zorin OS 15.2 updates the pre-installed packages to its new versions like LibreOffice and therefore the GNU Image Manipulation Program.

Stronger Aecurity And Hardware Compatibility

Many of the built-in system technologies have seen improvements for better security, compatibility, and performance. Zorin OS 15.2 is now powered by Linux Kernel version 5.3, which introduces new security patches, so you can have the peace of mind knowing that you’re using the most secure version of Zorin OS ever. Additionally , support for even more hardware has been included, such as :-

  • AMD Navi GPUs, including the Radeon RX 5700.
  • Intel 10th generation processors.
  • Newer MacBook and MacBook Pro keyboards and touchpads.

You Can Download Four Different Versions of Zorin 15.2

  • Lite :- Best suited to older hardware and includes LibreOffice, the XFCE desktop, and therefore the standard desktop layouts.
  • Core :- Best fitted to everyday desktop usage and includes LibreOffice, standard desktop layouts, the GNOME desktop, and Zorin Connect (to sync your phone along with your desktop).
  • Education :- Best suited to education environments and includes LibreOffice, both GNOME and XFCE desktops, Zorin Connect, standard desktop layouts, and academic games and apps.
  • Ultimate :- Best fitted to business desktops and includes LibreOffice, both the GNOME and XFCE desktops, Zorin Connect, standard and advanced desktop layouts, business and media apps, over 20 games, and Zorin installation support.

How To Install Zorin OS 15.2?

The existing user of Zorin OS 15 can update their system from the software updater. To put in the newest updates, you can also run the command:

sudo apt update

sudo apt full-upgrade

How To Download Zorin OS 15.2

Downloading this update is pretty simple. A current user can update from Latest Updates from Software Updater in your settings. If not, a fresh installer can download from this link directly - ZorinOS v15.2. On the opposite hand, ZorinOS Ultimate (paid) users can download this update from the download link of their original purchase email.

ZorinOS was well received by the community since its inception. The initial version of ZorinOS, v15 was downloaded over 900,000 times in only a span of nine months. Interestingly, two in three of these downloads came from either Windows or macOS users, showing how attractive this Linux distribution is.

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