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Linux Mint 19 and Linux Mint Debian Edition 3 Announced, Coming 2018

That’s right, you’ve guessed it! With all the editions of the Linux Mint 18.3 “Sylvia” release out the door, it’s time for the Linux Mint team to concentrate their efforts on the Linux Mint 19 and Linux Mint Debian Edition (LMDE) 3. While LMDE 3 will be just a refreshed installation image of the rolling distro, bringing all the latest Debian security updates, Linux Mint 19 will be based on the upcoming Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) operating system. Being based on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver), which Canonical will support for five years, until April 2023, Linux Mint 19 will also be supported with point releases until the same period. As you know, support for the official Linux Mint KDE Edition has been dropped, so there will be only Cinnamon, MATE, and Xfce flavors released for Linux Mint 19 next year. That being said, we can’t wait to see what the Linux Mint devs have in store for us in 2018.