Linux Mint 17.2 ‘Rafaela’ Planned for End of June, Linux Mint 18 Arrives in 2016

Dubbed Rafaela, Linux Mint 17.2 promises to bring important new features, updated packages, and bugfixes. It will, most likely, be based on the upstream Ubuntu 14.10 (Utopic Unicorn) operating system, and will include the highly anticipated Cinnamon 2.6 and MATE 1.10 desktop environments. In related news, Clement Lefebvre, founder and lead developer of the Linux Mint project, announced that the next major release of the operating system, Linux Mint 18, will arrive sometime in 2016.