After updating and launching the different versions of Linux Mint, Clem, the project leader has published the name of Linux Mint 18, version that will be released between May and June 2016. This new distribution will be based as announced months ago in Ubuntu 16.04, the next LTS version of Ubuntu. But like Ubuntu, Linux Mint 18 will have more news than adapting the LTS version of Canonical to suit your tastes.
Linux Mint 18 will be called Sarah, a biblical character who will nickname one of the most interesting versions of Linux Mint. Sarah will bring with her Cinnamon 3 as main desktop, a version that will completely renew the look of the distribution and the desktop. MATE will come in version 1.14, the next version of the nostalgic Gnome 2. The version KDE will have Plasma 5 with it, something that until now was not in Linux Mint and that will now be from the 18.x branch.
These are some of the news that Linux Mint 18 will bring and that Clem has revealed but there is still much to know, not only about Ubuntu 16.04 but also about Linux Mint 18 Sarah, so it is still too early to assess this new version of Linux Mint although for the above mentioned right now, it looks like Linux Mint will continue to promise and being one of the most popular distributions of all distributions.
Linux Mint started to rely on LTS versions of Ubuntu some time ago, only in these versions, a risky decision but it seems that it is giving good results. On the other hand, the heads of the other projects seem to be happy with this development and They continue to bet on Linux Mint as is the case with MATE, a desk that has agreed with Clem and his team to release versions with each new version of Linux Mint, a job that will pay off well Do not you think?