TechCrunch, the popular tech news and blog platform that is a subsidiary of TechCrunch Media Inc., has been reporting that the next big Linux distribution is Linux Mint 17.
The news was first published on December 9.
Linux Mint is a free, open-source operating system based on the Linux kernel.
Linux users can install it on their desktop computers and laptops by installing the software, which is designed to be used as a lightweight desktop.
The Mint 17 release will be the third major Linux release since the launch of the Fedora Linux operating system in 2015.
Linux is a worldwide computing platform, with the majority of computing hardware manufactured in the United States.
In March 2018, Linux Mint was acquired by Canonical, the makers of Ubuntu and the Linux distribution that is the dominant Linux distribution worldwide.
In 2017, the Linux Mint Foundation, a nonprofit organization formed by the Linux Foundation to support the development of open source Linux distributions, announced that it would begin a process to transfer the ownership of the Linux Operating System from Canonical to a private nonprofit entity.