It was expected. After the release of a new version of an operating system, its developers relax a bit. Clement Lefebvre and his team threw version 20.2 of Mint in early July, and now it's time to start planning the next one. The note of the month does not provide much information, but if something that we all expected, that the next installment will be Linux Mint 20.3 and when it will be released approximately, where there are no surprises either.
Although Mint typically bases its operating systems on LTS versions of Ubuntu, it also releases a version every six months. It usually does it a couple of months after Canonical releases, so, also looking to the past, they have advanced that Linux Mint 20.3 will be launched on Christmas 2021 it was something that was "known."
Linux Mint 20.3 should arrive this Christmas
If I have added the quotes it is because the fact that Linux Mint 20.3 is planned for Christmas does not guarantee that it will arrive at that time. 20.2 came a little later than expected because there were serious bugs that needed to be fixed, and that could happen later this year as well.
The other highlight of this month's note is that they are working on a new website:
When our current website was revealed, it looked amazing. It was, people loved it, but that was in 2008. This was 13 years ago. The first thing people say when they see it today is that it looks old and outdated. And they are right, it is exactly that, old and outdated.
What has happened to them is the most normal thing in the world: you create the most modern design imaginable, time passes and it seems from the last century. The software interfaces and web pages have changed a lot in the last ten years, so Linux Mint could launch the web coinciding with the release of 20.3.