Finally we can see some momentum on next version of Linux Mint. Finally, Linux Mint has announced the codename and release date for the latest version. It has been reported that the next version has been codenamed Sarah and it will be based on Ubuntu 16.04 . User will get chance to use it in May orJune 2016. Reason behind putting the codename “Sarah”, Linux Mint wrote a blog explaining the reason.
Frequently, the name refers to Sarah, the wife of Abraham in the Hebrew Bible, the Christian Old Testament, and the Islamic Quran. In Arabic, Hebrew, and Persian, it means woman of high rank, often simply translated as “Princess”. In Modern Hebrew, “sarah” (שרה) is the word for “woman minister”.
Some more from the official blog:
It’s still very early to talk about Linux Mint 18, but here are a few pieces of information about it:
- Linux Mint 18 is estimated to be released around May/June 2016.
- Linux Mint 18.x releases will be based on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and supported until 2021.
- One of the goals set for Linux Mint going forward is to feature a new look and feel (so it’s likely “Princess Sarah” will be the one getting that new dress)