The Linux Mint Team has announced the codename “Tara” for upcoming release Linux Mint 19. The new version will be based on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS release. The Linux Mint development team has started working on new release and will available after the release of Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. A comment by Linux Mint team –

Codename and Release Date

The first release of Linux Mint 19.x will be named as “Tara”. It is a popular name in Ireland. The Linux Mint team have not set any fixed date for the release. But, this version is estimated to be released in May or June 2018. Linux Mint 19 will be supported until 2023.

New Features in Linux Mint 19

This version is in the early development phase. So there is no long list of upcoming features in this version. But as Linux Mint 19 will be based on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, So it will get a good foundation for this release. Linux Mint 19 will use GTK 3.22 which is the current major stable release for GTK3. The team is focusing on base, GTK, and theming. Reference:

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