The latest release of Zorin OS has hit the internet. The new release is known as Zorin OS 15.3, and it is packed with the latest features and improvements. In this guide, we’ll show you how to install a fresh copy of Zorin OS 15.3!
Please note that to use Zorin OS 15.3, you must have a computer with a decently fast CPU, at least 20 GB of hard drive storage, and at least 1 GB of RAM.
Downloading Zorin OS 15.3
Zorin OS is available at ZorinOS.com. To get your hands on 15.3, the latest release, head over to Zorinos.com. Once on the page, look for the “Download” button at the top, and click on it with the mouse.
On the download page, you’ll see Zorin OS Ultimate front and center. Ultimate is the paid version of the OS, and it comes packed with tons of things like games, business apps, media apps, and so on. If you wish to download the paid version, click on the “Download” button at the bottom of the page.
If you’re not interested in paying for Zorin but still wish to test out the new release (15.3), don’t worry! Find the “Core” button on the download page, and select it to access the core download page.
Once on the “Core” page, scroll to the bottom, and click on the blue button to download the latest release of Zorin OS Core. Core is the same as Ultimate, minus the goodies like video games or apps.
Zorin OS Lite
Are you using a PC that doesn’t have very beefy hardware? Still, want to try out Zorin OS 15.3? Look for the “Lite” button on the “Downloads” page, and click on it to grab the latest ISO for Zorin OS Lite!
Creating the Zorin OS 15.3 USB installer
Zorin OS is a Linux distribution. As a result, when you download it, it comes in the form of an ISO file. This ISO file needs to be flashed to a USB stick to install the operating system. In this section of the guide, we will demonstrate how to flash the Zorin OS ISO file to a USB stick for installation purposes.
The first step in creating the Zorin OS 15.3 USB installer is downloading the Etcher USB/SD Card flashing tool. It’s a straightforward program that runs on Mac, Linux, and Windows and makes it easy to create bootable USB installers.
After downloading the Etcher app to your computer, follow the step-by-step instructions down below to create the Zorin OS USB installer.
Step 1: Launch the Etcher application after installing it on your computer. Then, plug in the USB stick into the USB port.
Step 2: Find the “Flash from file” button, and click on it with the mouse. Then, use the file browser that appears to browse for the Zorin OS 15.3 ISO file, and select it to add it to Etcher.
Step 3: Find the “Select target” button, click on it, and select your USB stick in the menu. Your USB stick should be the only device that appears, as Etcher hides large data disks, so you don’t accidentally use them.
Step 4: Find the “Flash!” button, and select it with the mouse to flash your Zorin OS ISO file to the USB stick. Though, keep in mind, this process takes time and will likely take a couple of minutes to complete.
When the process is complete, reboot your PC into BIOS mode and configure it to boot from USB so that you can start the installation of Zorin OS 15.3!
Installing Zorin OS 15.3
To install Zorin OS 15.3 on your computer, follow the step-by-step instructions below.
Step 1: Locate the “Install Zorin OS 15.3” icon on the desktop, and click on it with the mouse to start the installer.
Step 2: Select your language in the installer. Then, find the “Continue” button to move to the next page in the installer.
Step 3: Select your keyboard layout on the keyboard layout page. Then, click on the “Continue” button to move to the next page in the installer.
Step 4: Select “Download updates while installing Zorin OS,” and “Install third-party software for graphics and Wi-Fi hardware and additional media formats.” Then, click “Continue” to move to the next page.
Step 5: Select “Erase disk and install Zorin OS” to erase your entire hard drive and install the operating system. Or, if you’re an advanced Linux user, choose a different type of installation. Select “Install Now” to move to the next page.
Step 6: Upon selecting “Install Now,” Zorin will require you to set up your time zone and user account. Do so, then click “Continue.”
Once your timezone and user account are set up, Zorin OS 15.3 will start to install on your PC. Sit back and be patient. When the process is complete, unplug the USB and reboot! Upon rebooting, you’ll be using Zorin OS 15.3!