Clement Lefebvre, father of the Linux Mint project, announced a few days ago that the codename for the upcoming Linux Mint 15 operating system will be Olivia.Linux Mint 15 (Olivia) will be available for download at the end of May 2013, and it will be distributed as separate Cinnamon, MATE, KDE and Xfce editions.
As you can see, there will be GNOME 3 edition of Linux Mint 15, simply because Cinnamon, the desktop environment developed by the Linux Mint project, is everything GNOME 3 should have been and more.
"Linux Mint 15 will be named 'Olivia' and should be available at the end of May 2013. Olivia is pronounced oh-LIV-ee-ah. It is of Latin origin and the meaning of Olivia is 'olive tree'. The olive tree is a symbol of fruitfulness, beauty, and dignity."
“Linux Mint 15 'Olivia' will feature the following editions: Cinnamon, MATE, KDE and Xfce,” said Clement Lefebvre in the blog announcement.
The Linux Mint 15 distribution will probably be based on Canonical's upcoming Ubuntu 13.04 (Raring Ringtail) operating system, due for release on late April this year.
As usual, it will be supported on both 32-bit and 64-bit architectures, and will incorporate great software, such as Mozilla Firefox 19, Mozilla Thunderbird 19, Linux kernel 3.8, as well as updated versions of the Cinnamon, MATE, KDE and Xfce desktop environments.
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.
We will inform you about the first Release Candidate for Linux Mint 15 (Olivia) as soon as it is out. In the meantime, you can download Linux Mint 14.1 (Nadia) right now from Softpedia.