Why pay for Zorin OS
Support the project. Help Linux thrive.
Supporting the project helps us not only to improve Zorin OS faster, but also to make the Linux desktop more accessible and widespread, for the benefit of all.
When we began developing Zorin OS over a decade ago, we wanted to prove that the power of Linux could be accessible to everyone; and that you didn't need to pay with your privacy & freedom to have a great and user-friendly computing experience. Ever since, our team has been working tirelessly to turn this vision into a reality by delivering a simple yet powerful Linux desktop, designed for the masses. None of this could be possible without the support of you, the community.
As an independent company, we want to stay true to our values by creating products that elevate your technology above the limitations of the incumbents, respecting your privacy, giving you back control, and championing openness & accessibility. This is why Zorin OS will always be free and open.
But we wanted to reward and celebrate those who support our mission, which is why we created Zorin OS Pro. It brings together the most advanced features and best Open Source software so you can unleash the full potential of your computer.
Every purchase helps us to support development and finance our operations. Because we're funded entirely by the community, we're able to put you – the user – first in everything we do. That way we can continue to improve Zorin OS, contribute to upstream Open Source projects, and create products & services that bring Linux into the hands of new users around the world.
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Your contributions help us to…
Develop Zorin OS further, faster.
By spending the proceeds to expand our team, we're able to improve Zorin OS further and reach our goal of making Linux easy & accessible to everyone, faster.
Contribute more upstream.
When Zorin OS improves, so should the Linux desktop ecosystem as a whole. As we upgrade the underlying technologies, we endeavor to submit our patches to the original developers so all users benefit.
Keep Zorin OS free and privacy respecting.
We believe that you and your data should never be the product. Because we're funded fully by the community, we can keep Zorin OS available for free while keeping our focus on what's important to you: your privacy.
Introduce the next generation to Linux.
With Zorin OS Education, we're building the learning platform for the 21st century for free. As more schools adopt it around the world, students become accustomed to using Linux every day.
Free as in freedom.
“When we speak of free software, we are referring to freedom, not price. Our General Public Licenses are designed to make sure that you have the freedom to distribute copies of free software (and charge for them if you wish)”
– GNU General Public License