Sunday, January 12, 2014

MATE comes to Ubuntu 14.04

If you follow this blog, then you know I wrote an article about MATE back in September.

In that article I mention that the only way to install Mate is to follow some terminal commands to stop apt-get from complaining that the sources aren't safe and to then use apt-get to install Mate.

These steps will no longer be needed as of Ubuntu 14.04 however, because Mate will now be in the repos, meaning these hoops we had to jump through will be a thing of the past.

I personally am glad to hear this, it means that people will be much more likely to try out Mate, being that it will be a piece of cake to install and the sources will be verified as safe.

While I still think XFCE is a better desktop environment, Mate is an excellent option, especially if you want the functionality of old Gnome 2 with the speed of XFCE.

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