Upgrade from zorin 15 to 16 (ultimate)

This is a hot topic now, and there are countless topics about this.
But I really need to know if upgrading from zorin 15 ultimate to 16 ultimate, without doing a fresh install, will be possible? I don't mind to pay again, I just want to upgrade to 16 without doing fresh install.
And if upgrading will not be an option, is there any way how to save all my configuration to be used later on and how to keep a list of installed apps?


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You can use terminal command

sudo apt list --installed

to print all installed applications.

You can back up your ~/.local and ~/.config directories regularly to save your configurations and settings.

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and how can I save that list as document?

You can copy and paste it to a new text file and save as .txt

Or if you prefer to do all from terminal:

sudo apt list --installed > installed-list.txt


sudo apt list --installed | tee ~/installed-list.txt

will also work.
The examples above will save to your home folder, but you can modify the command to save it to whatever directory you want. For example if in ~/Documents:

sudo apt list --installed | tee ~/Documents/installed-list.txt

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We are planning to introduce a direct upgrade path from Zorin OS 15 to 16 without the need to do a clean re-installation.

However, please note that we will make this option available a number of months after the initial release of Zorin OS 16, after a thorough testing period has been completed. As a result, if you wish to upgrade from Zorin OS 15.3 as soon as Zorin OS 16 is initially released, you will need to do a clean install.


I understand. but will this upgrade be available for ultimate too?

Yes, you'll be able to do a direct upgrade from Zorin OS 15.3 Ultimate to the paid-for edition of Zorin OS 16 at a discounted rate when this upgrade option will be available.


even at full price I would see this as a win :slight_smile: can't wait till it's ready. thanks you


So I'm currently an existing customer of Zorin OS 15 Ultimate, where should I go to buy the upgrade from 15 to 16 at discount price? Please kindly assist.

Thank you!

I want to install zorin 16 right now as I don't want to wait for the direct upgrade tool. Will I be able to buy ultimate and upgrade my system without doing a fresh install using the tool? I don't want to split my disk into swap, / and /home..

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you don't want to do a direct upgrade but want to upgrade without doing a fresh install?!?

I believe Luka asked if they could buy Pro now, but not install it until the Direct Upgrade Option is made available. it is a good question, really. And many people may wonder the same.

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Hello, do we have an estimated timeline for this? It's been a couple of months already

Please at least give us a time frame, I can't wait to upgrade to zorin 16

Yeah that would be awesome if we can have an upgrade tool.
I have Zorin 15 and cannot use Radeon RX 6900 XT.
I am able to use it in Ubuntu 20.04

I already purchased the new version of Zorin 16 Pro OS

I REALLY DO NOT want to have to reinstall every single program I have installed for the last 2.5 years.

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There is a certain risk of installed programs not having a Focal Release.