It's been a couple of months since it was confirmed that, as in previous years, Linux Mint 20.3 would arrive for christmas. It was the moment in which Clament Lefebvre told us that they had started with their development, and a month later we began to know some details, such as that they were preparing tweaks in your user interface. This afternoon, the team leader of the mint-flavored Linux operating system told us something else, such as the codename that the new version will use.
Linux Mint 20.3 will have the codename of 'Una'. As we already advanced in August, it will arrive for Christmas, and it will do so again in Cinnamon flavors (the main one), MATE and Xfce. They are also working on LMDE 5, the version based directly on Debian, which will use the codename "Elsie". The fifth version of LMDE will be based on Bullseye, will be released with Cinnamon graphical environment and will support amd64 and i386.
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As for other new features, Clem says they are going to focus more on imagery to give the operating system a more modern look. For example, they want to do the largest title bars, with the buttons also larger to make it more pleasant to see and easier to click on certain points.
One change that some may like less is that will remove some accent or accent colors and they will add some gray in the shadows. Small widgets such as sliders, checkboxes, spokes, and close button will still provide the highlight color, while the rest of the theme will take a step back and look more neutral than before. On the other hand, they continue to work on supporting applications for dark themes.
The web page is already finished
Something they also told us about months ago was the website they were working on. Clem says it took longer than expected, but the result has satisfied them. Available in this link, we can see how everything looks more modern, but we can also see, or not see, depending on how you look at it, that they have removed the ads to give a more serious impression.
So when Linux Mint 20.3 "Una" reaches its stable version, we will be able to download it from the new website. Renewed or die.