Clement Lefebvre, father of the Linux Mint project, announced a few minutes ago, April 19th, that the codename for the upcoming Linux Mint 13 operating system will be Maya.
Linux Mint 13 (Maya) will be available for download at the end of May 2012, and it will be shipped with separate MATE and Cinnamon editions. However, it has not yet been decided which desktop environment will be the default for Linux Mint 13.
The developer says that the Maya codename for Linux Mint 13 has nothing to do with the notorious cataclysmic interpretations for 2012 or the Mayan Calendar.
"The codename was chosen a long time ago, after my daughter’s name who was named Maya in reference to: the Maya civilization, the fictional Maya Toitovna, Maya the Bee" - said Clement Lefebvre in the blog announcement.
In other news, Linux Mint 10 reached end of life on April 10th and it won’t receive any more updates as it isn’t officially supported anymore.