Clement Lefebvre, father of the Linux Mint project, announced a couple of minutes ago, February 22nd, the name for the next version of the popular Linux Mint operating system, which will be released on May 2011.
Dubbed Katya, Linux Mint 11 will be based on the upcoming Ubuntu 11.04 (Natty Narwhal) operating system from Canonical. Linux Mint 11 will include all of the nice features from the upcoming Ubuntu 11.04 release, such as Linux kernel 2.6.38, X.Org 7.6 and GNOME 3.
"Linux Mint 11, based on the upcoming Ubuntu 11.04 "Natty Narwhal", will be released in May this year under the codename "Katya". Origins: Russian name. Greek origins, associated with the meaning "pure"." - said Clement Lefebvre in the blog post.
At this moment we have no idea about what exciting new features Clement Lefebvre has planed for the upcoming Linux Mint 11 distribution. But looking at previous versions of Linux Mint, we can only guess that it will not be a disappointing release.
As usual, Linux Mint 11 (Katya) will be available for both 32-bit and 64-bit architectures, and it will be distributed as a Live GNOME CD and DVD, OEM edition, and a special CD for USA & Japan. Live KDE, LXDE, Fluxbox and Xfce editions will come after.
About Linux Mint
Linux Mint is and will always be an elegant, easy-to-use, up-to-date, 100% free and comfortable Linux operating system based on the very popular Ubuntu OS. It offers paid commercial support to companies and individuals. Also, free community support is available from the forums and the IRC channel.
Until the first testing version of Linux Mint 11 will be released, you can download the stable Linux Mint 10 right now from Softpedia.
Also, don't forget to visit our website on March 3rd, when the third Alpha release of the upcoming Ubuntu 11.04 (Natty Narwhal) operating system will be available for testing and new features will be unveiled.