I switched to Zorin 12.4 a few years ago and have been delighted. It comes to my attention that this coming April, the underlying Ubuntu 16.04 will no longer be supported. I have 32-bit systems and did not like the Zorin Lite option after having taken a quick look at it. Unfortunately, 64-bit is not in the cards for me just yet.
Because I’m a creature of habit and really like my current Zorin 12.4 Gnome 3 interface, I’m wondering if I could conceivably and smoothly stay on Zorin 12.4, but do a distribution upgrade from Ubuntu 16.04 to Ubuntu 18.04 while staying in Zorin 12.4. I say that because I read in https://itsfoss.com/ubuntu-18-04-faq/#:~:text=Can%20I%20use%20Ubuntu%2018.04,in%2032-bit%20format%20anymore. that:
“If you are already using the 32-bit version of Ubuntu 16.04 or 17.10, you may still get to upgrade to Ubuntu 18.04. However, you won’t find Ubuntu 18.04 bit ISO in 32-bit format anymore. In other words, you cannot do a fresh install of the 32-bit version of Ubuntu 18.04 GNOME.”
Can I stick with Zorin 12.4 but simply do?:
$ sudo apt update
$ sudo apt upgrade
$ sudo apt dist-upgrade
If I could pull that off, I would be happy with that rather simpleton option if it’s possible.
Pardon my confusion, but any guidance would be greatly appreciated with this crossroads arriving in April.