当Ubuntu 11.10 发布之后，部分用户开始期待Ubuntu最流行的衍生版Linux Mint发布的问题。答案在得到了Linux Mint的博客上有。查看Linux-mint博客上的信息。
Linuxmint博客上公布的信息表示Linuxmint 12 （LISA）将在十一月发布。Unity某种程度上与现在不同。关于采用桌面GNOME 2.32或3.2的问题。答案是：将是出现两个版本，继续发行一个经典的老桌面Gnome 2.32，另外也会发行Gnome3.2桌面。
Linux Mint 博客原文：
Linux Mint 12 “Lisa” will be released in November this year with continued support for Gnome 2 but also with the introduction of Gnome 3. The radical changes introduced by the Gnome project split the community. At the time of releasing Linux Mint 11 we decided it was too early to adopt Gnome 3. This time around, the decision isn’t as simple. Gnome 3.2 is more mature and we can see the potential of this new desktop and use it to implement something that can look and behave better than anything based on Gnome 2. Of course, we’re starting from scratch and this process will take time and span across multiple releases. Until then, it’s important we continue to support the traditional Gnome 2 desktop. We’re likely to release two separate editions, one for Gnome 2.32 and one for Gnome 3.2. We’re also working in cooperation with the MATE project (which is a fork of Gnome 2) at the moment to see if we can make both desktops compatible in an effort to let you run both Gnome 2 (or MATE) and Gnome 3 on the same system, either in Linux Mint 12, or for the future.