Zorin Os 17 release

I installing Zorin 16.3 Pro and this is not support my graphic card.
What kind modern hardware we talking?
I checked on webside with hardware linux compatibility.
Motherboard: msi mag B560 torpedo MAG B560 TORPEDO
Audio: ALC897
Bluetooth: Cambridge Silicon Radio Ltd. USB\VID_0A12&PID_0001&REV_8891
RAM: G.Skill AEGIS DDR4-3200 C16 DC - 16GB
Power Supply: Corsair RM850e V2 (ATX3.0
NVME: Samsung 980 EVo
SSD: Crucial 500 GB
HDD: IronWolf 2TB
CPU: intel i5 10500
GPU: Radeon rx 6600 8GB
Mouse: Logitech
Keyboard: HyperX Origins Alloy Core
Microphone: HyperX QuadCast S RGB
DAC: K.GUSS K-3 Chipset: CM6642+CS8416+CS4398+TPA6120A2+NE5532P+OPA2134PA
Here is my hardware.
I gived a tried in new pc hardware. I don't complain on older hardware.
Reddit - Dive into anything

You need to install newer kernel to get the driver for that AMD cards. There's already many threads on how to do it.


I really don't know anything about graphics cards, but my understanding is that this is one culprit for Linux distributions. It's probably more noticeable on distributions meant for stability and long term support like Debian derivatives.

But my point was that it's really easy to just give any Linux distribution a try via a bootable image. In the vast majority of circumstances this will be enough to check if the hardware is supported or not.
Maybe a disclaimer is in order regarding the commonly expected issues with graphics cards, without getting into much detail about which specific brands and models are more likely to need some post-install attention. But then we should also make sure this reaches other Linux distributions, otherwise ZorinOS will look like the only one to blame and dissuade users from even trying.

The diffrents live usb Zorin Pro isn't the same what full installation Zorin 16 Pro.
I checked and not working properly.
The conclusion is simple.
That why i waiting for new version Zorin.

On Fedora was working without problems because kernel is higher.
I am now on old personal computer.
The new pc don't have any operating system now.

@Bourne , I really think something went wrong with your installation.

Another possibility is that the Generic Drivers (Fallback on LiveUSB) work - but the upgraded Later Release drivers have regressions and do not work.

I can certainly understand your frustration - I have seen you go through this cycle several times, now.

@Aravisian I am very respectfull this forum and people.
Let's thinking on a while if I am noob in linux and start journey on beginnig to tried linux and cut windows because he is wonderfull.
They gived chance with another linux distribution or back to windows.
I don't judgement anything and don't blame anyone.
This is just world linux sometimes something working perfectly or better and sometimes this is not working.

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Thank you for advice.

In regard to cell phones, my gripe with the modified Chromium Browser does not allow you to delete search engines, only add them, and e.spot no longer works, so glad I now use Mojeek as default search engine, as I can use Brave search engine from within mojeek if mojeek doesn't provide results expected. My only other gripe is that the phone's email client does not show spam that isn't spam, only find out by using Evolution on Antix!

@catlikehana send video on linux news about kernels now will be support shortly. That means the Zorin release will be more often?

No. The LTS change is for the Linux Kernel. It is not related to Ubuntu or Distro LTS release cycles or support.
The Linux Kernel had 2 year support until 2017 (I think it was 2017...) when the 6 year support cycle was adopted. Six years proved too much work and they reverted back to the two year support cycle.

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Thank You Zorin Team. This version is amazing. Thank You for your dedications. :kissing_heart:

Still no beta... :frowning:

It was asked of the ZorinGroup if they could provide any insight into Zorin 17. Two important items stood out in their response:

  1. The official blog will have any news regarding the next version.
  2. They are still planning on releasing by the end of this year.

Well done 337harvey.
We can now simply link to your post above when people ask again when Z17 will be released.


I like Zorin and I suggest it to new Linux users but When Zorin 17 will come out the next Ubuntu is right around the corner and Z17 will be based on a two year old Release. In the future LTS Kernels will only have support for 2 years.

I think the Team needs to step up their Game or at least communicate why it takes so long.

This only relates to the kernel team, not to the LTS versions of the base which still remain a Five Year Support time.

The Linux Kernel switch from a two year support time in 2017 to a six year support time. It ended up being too much work for the team and a while back they announced that they were going back to the two year support time.

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As there are only two developers that handle this site, the official site, the OS (remember two versions are active at almost all times), with three flavors [core, lite and education], as well as handling support requests from pro users and the legalities of business, asking them to "step it up" is pushing for an impossibility and disregards their hard work. They also have been developing Zorin Grid for enterprise environments to simplify management.

Though it is two years old, zorin 17 will be released with the latest version of the kernel available for jammy, which has been the trend of all previous releases.

Please research a little more before stating that something will be dated or the developers aren't working to publish in a timely manner.


It is a catch-22, isn't it?

Better and more frequent communication from the ZorinGroup would help alleviate this. It would minimize assumptions about how they spend their time and help users feel more at ease.
If they spend more time communicating with the community, they spend less time focused on development. And anyone knows that doing coding can often mean one 5 second distraction can set you back ten minutes of trying to regroup your thoughts and get back on track.

It has been a frustration, for me personally. So, I try to focus on the results (Which @337harvey has also outlined multiple times). The results of the ZorinGroups work and listening to feedback speak much louder than any post or comment.
Why I use Zorin OS is due to its long term stability. And a new release of Zorin OS averages about 1.7 years. For me, trying to be a helpful contributor here, this means I must also upgrade my entire edition every 1.5 years due to testing... Which increases my own workload. I would love to stably stay on one edition for years at a time. Many members do.

The only reason to worry about the latest kernel is if you have the newest and latest hardware. The difference between one kernel and the next is often only that they added drivers for some latest Wifi Device or some such... which the majority of users do not have - so why clamor for that later kernel?

I do agree that there has been more recent consternation as Package Development has set Higher dependencies. This is an issue; one that I worry is inflated artificially.


I hate when that happens, for any task that involves sustained focus or those (increasingly rare) moments of inspiration. It reminded me of this:

I'm perfectly happy with how things are at the moment, nobody is coming after me to fix their ZorinOS installations and that tells me that things run smoothly which is exactly the reason to pick ZorinOS in the first place. I realize everyone has different needs but for me stability comes first.