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mrandredparis 01-23-2019 10:02 PM

Is Zorin OS dead?
Is Zorin OS Dead? It certainly seems like it. reports came out they would roll out an 18.04.1 version of their popular Distro in the fall of 2018, here we are in the new year and nothing.
Probably the biggest thorn in their side is PlayOnLinux which is still in Alpha, the current stable version still relies on dated Wine and many of the apps have broken links.
Wine 4.0 is out and kernel 5 is just around the corner. What does everyone else think?

business_kid 01-24-2019 06:00 AM

I would think not. Somebody uploaded desktop themes to Zorin's github account 14 days ago.

What is possible is that development has slowed. The software is free; time, unfortunately is not. Things like families, and the people in our lives rightly demand our time.

/Thinks: Is it heresy to say that here?:):)

goldennuggets 01-24-2019 09:49 AM

It's still listed as active and was last updated on 08.2018, which is fairly recent by all accounts.

business_kid 01-25-2019 05:00 AM

So we have a verdict. It may have slowed, but it's not stopped. Sometimes small organizations are slowed by big changes, upgrades or the like as they test several permutations on multiple systems. A change e.g. from sysvinit to systemd could cause a whole pile of issues. Ditto (As I have discovered) adding certain large python apps.

mrandredparis 01-28-2019 08:49 PM

OK, well thanks for all your two cents, I just need to be patient.

deepinantwerp 05-08-2019 11:41 AM


as (former) mod of Zorin forum I can tell you Zorin OS is close to final V15.
just google 'Zorin blog' and take the beta version for download if you are interested.


hillbillygreg 06-25-2019 08:32 PM

Nope not dead, just installed zorin 15 on a dell latitude d630
the 57 chevy of laptops and it works fine after a few tweaks to grub and a boot fix. it's ok, but might be to windowish for me

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