Zorin Os 17 release

I would not believe anything from reddit or any other social media unless posted by the Zorin Group. They use Twitter and the blog, if not also here, to announce news. ALL other sources are misinformation.

Some like to create discontent, others want to see something they don't know about fail. Unfortunately, it's the way of things.

As of today, 05/30/2023, there is no news on pending release of Zorin 17. We expect not to hear anything until August at least... possibly later. This is to ensure a stable and performant OS for Zorin followers.

Any news of Zorin 17 shared with the moderators is disceminated immediately to the forum. So when we know, you will to.


Making a rough estimate, based on the time they took to release Zorin 16, we could venture that Zorin 17 would be available around November this year.
On the other hand, there is not much movement on Zorin Github.

Yes. I saw that long time ago.
Maybe they working on private a local hardware.
They don't want the code go outside.
Pipewire if this not will be there, for audiophile this is suicide.
So the hardware must be compatibility with Zorin or Software must be compatibility with hardware?
Ok. I know - some drivers are closed not open sources and that is big problem.

I love what the Zorin team achieved with version 16. I would like to support them. Is it possible to become an alpha tester? How do you become one?

You can direct message the ZorinGroup and ask to be. They may already have enough testers or may need more so the only way to know is to ask.

We typically release a Beta build of a new major version of Zorin OS a few weeks in advance of the full stable release. This Beta version is available for anyone to download for free from our website for testing purposes.

Zorin OS 17 is still under heavy development, so we don't have a Beta build available to test just yet. However, we would recommend you to stay tuned to our Blog over the coming months or subscribe to our newsletter to be the first to know when you'll be able to test a pre-release version of Zorin OS 17.


Well half a dozen days from August and still no Zorin 17.

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I remember new release Zorin always was before new version Windows was on the earth.

ZorinOS 16 was released on August, I'm guessing we'll see a similar release date.


Do not get discouraged. Besides getting the OS ready for release, with whatever new features they have integrated, they also must ensure that the OS Upgrader has and is able to handle the upgrade also.

This is going to be the first release with an upgrader option. I imagine there is much more to consider and resolve prior to release.

While excitement is warranted, patience is important since even the beta will barely have any issues... something other OSs can not boast. It will be well worth the wait.


I guess the key take away is not to worry about rushing into Zorin 17. The current releases are fine and stable and you always have the option to try about rolling release distros.

If this results in further delays of Zorin 17 - good. It shows there is care to ensure the OS is as smooth and stable as possible.


I saw Zorin new release 16.3 that means version before new edition windows 12 will be Zorin 20 century?
What new is in this Zorin 16.3 this new update and more new things?
Android Zorin version on mobiles?
Zorin OS 16.3 is powered by the same version of the Linux kernel as in Ubuntu 22.04 LTS (GA). It comes with updated drivers, bringing even better compatibility with more hardware. That includes support for newer components like NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX 4070, 4060 Ti, and 4060 graphics cards out of the box.

The latest security patches are also pre-installed throughout the system. That means you can have peace of mind knowing you’re using the most secure version of Zorin OS ever.

The Zorin OS 16 version series will continue to get support with software updates and security patches until April 2025.


I remember someone said Zorin 15 will get security updates until 2028 (don't know if that's correct), same as 18.04 ESM. If 20.04 ESM gets security updates until 2030 then will Zorin 16 do the same...?

Small updates example mint this year have support to 2027

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Correct and yes.


I’m unsure if this has been mentioned or said but when the release finally comes around for us Pro users with the upgrade tool will be be able to upgrade by putting in a unique identifier or serial key or something or do a fresh install of the OS as I know I have to repurchase Pro which is fine as I want to still help support development.

Yes, the Upgrader includes an entry field to validate your copy of Zorin OS Pro.


Awesome I keep my /home on a seperate partition but I’d rather just upgrade than do a fresh install if it’s possible.

Look forward to the next release.


That's old-school, man - love it! I absolutely miss the Ubuntu mail-out program twenty-some odd years ago. An actual hard copy of Ubuntu was just.. awesome haha I got like, 15 copies for my Vo-Tech classes in high school. My very very first dabbling with Linux was Suse 6 (I think..). Was a complete 1:1 to XP for me so, wiped a spare HDD I had and used it until I got comfortable with Ubuntu. Now I just stick with Ubuntu - haven't tried Suse in so long, feels weird trying to use it now :joy: I stopped trying it after version 11 - just didn't appeal to me anymore. Ubuntu was more prevalent in just about all aspects. Never regret it though! Dumb ramblings - just happy to see someone still using some old-school style concepts :wink: