10 March 2022 ⋅ 3 min read
Zorin OS 16.1 Released & Humanitarian Aid for Ukraine
Standing together with our family, friends, and the people of Ukraine.
Today, we’re introducing Zorin OS 16.1 – our most advanced operating system ever. It’s packed with improvements to help you work better, updates to apps and system-level software, and support for new hardware.
However, this launch comes during a historically calamitous occasion, affecting our family, friends, and all people of Ukraine. We want to take this opportunity to provide support and humanitarian aid to the ordinary citizens facing hardship in Ukraine and to the families fleeing the violence.
Support the people of Ukraine
“As Irish Ukrainians ourselves, we stand with our friends and relatives in Ukraine at this difficult time. To the people of Ukraine affected by the war, we’re sending you aid and are pledging to support you.
We hope that the situation de-escalates swiftly and that peace is restored to our ancestral homeland.”
– The Founders
Artyom & Kyrill
We’re proud to announce that we’ll be donating all profits from sales of Zorin OS Pro for the next week to humanitarian aid causes helping the people of Ukraine.
- The Red Cross is working on the ground in Ukraine to support health facilities, repair vital infrastructure, and help families in need with food and hygiene items.
- Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders is delivering vital medical supplies and services to Ukraine and neighbouring countries affected by the war.
- Tabletochki is a Ukrainian charity providing life-saving treatment to children in their fight against cancer during this terrible war.
Funds raised between now and 17 March (17:00 GMT) will be split equally between the above charities. Every purchase of Zorin OS Pro will help to support the Ukrainian people in their time of need.
What’s new in Zorin OS 16.1
LibreOffice updated to help you work better
LibreOffice is one of the most important apps included in Zorin OS, and with this new release, it’s getting even better. We’ve included LibreOffice 7.3, the latest version of the award-winning office suite. This version will allow you to work quicker and more effectively with new enhancements, including:
- Even better compatibility with Microsoft Office documents
- Enhanced tracking of changes in text and tables
- More options and features when editing documents
- Performance boosts when opening and editing documents
- Visual improvements with more accessible icons in dark mode
In addition to LibreOffice, you’ll notice that many of the pre-installed apps have been updated when using Zorin OS 16.1. Not only does this provide a more feature-rich experience out of the box, but fewer software updates will need to be downloaded after installing Zorin OS onto your computer.
Stronger security and better hardware compatibility
Many built-in system technologies have seen improvements for better security, compatibility, and performance. Zorin OS 16.1 introduces new security patches out of the box, so you can have peace of mind knowing that you’re using the most secure version of Zorin OS ever. In addition, there’s even better support for hardware such as:
- Newer NVIDIA graphics cards including the RTX 3050
- Framework Laptop
- Apple Magic Mouse 2
- Sony PlayStation 5 DualSense controller
- Intel Core 12th generation processors
- Epson, HP, Canon, Fuji Xerox, DYMO, and other printers
- More Wi-Fi and audio hardware
The Zorin OS 16 release series will continue to be supported with software updates and security patches until April 2025.
How to get Zorin OS 16.1
If you’re already running Zorin OS 16, you can upgrade to Zorin OS 16.1 by installing the latest updates from the Software Updater today.
All editions of Zorin OS 16.1 are available from the Download page on our website.
If you’ve already purchased Zorin OS 16 Pro, you can download a new copy of Zorin OS 16.1 Pro or Pro Lite from the download link in your original purchase email.
All profits from new purchases of Zorin OS Pro for the next week will be donated to humanitarian aid causes helping the people of Ukraine.
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