Ubuntu version of Zorin OS Confusion

Previously, I knew that Zorin OS 16.3 was based on Ubuntu 22.04 (Jammy Jellyfish), but according to a post of Aravisian, it's based on Focal Fossa. And also, Zorin OS 17 could've come later in 2024 with Noble Numbat (24.04). Why with Jammy?

Zorin OS 16 is based on Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa.

When Zorin OS 16.3 was released, it was noted that it uses the 5.15+ kernel, which was the same starting kernel that Ubuntu 22.04 Jammy Jellyfish was on. Due to this, some article writers and others got mixed up and thought 16.3 was based on Jammy.
It wasn't; it is just that Zorin OS tends to exceed its base.

It takes many months to build Zorin OS off of its base.
Had ZorinGroup waited until Ubuntu 24.04 was released; it would have been releasing Zorin OS 17 about a year behind schedule.
Zorin OS seeks to be wide ranging, and Long Term Support Stable.

I would like to point out at this time that Ubuntu 24.04 Is in development and unreleased. The latest LTS release of Ubuntu is 22.04 - supported until 2027.

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Assalamu Alaikum. So, maybe Zorin OS 18 will be made on Noble Numbat (24.04)? And it'll come before 2027? And also, will Zorin make transition to 24.04 LTS in any of its future releases after 24.04 is launched? Like Zorin OS 17.1, or etc.?

Yes on both counts.

No, point releases stay with the original base.

Thank you and peace to you, as well. :slight_smile:


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