5 July 2014

And... Mate arrive as an official Ubuntu desktop remix !

The Ubuntu community developed an operating system
 that beautifully integrates the MATE desktop.

And Ubuntu Mate Remix was born

Mate a "LinuxMint" project Desktop, arrives as an Ubuntu official desktop for those who want the most out of their desktops, laptops and netbooks and prefer a traditional desktop metaphor. With modest hardware requirements it is suitable for modern workstations and older hardware alike.

Source: Ubuntu Mate Remix

As mentioned on the official website, the primary goal for this new Ubuntu desktop flavor is to:
" Use Ubuntu to create a solid foundation on which to build a pure MATE desktop
and also intendeds to :
  • Increase both Ubuntu and MATE user adoption.
  • Restore the halcyon days of Ubuntu before indicators, Unity and scopes were introduced.
  • Be the go to Ubuntu alternative for computers that aren't powerful enough to run a composited desktop, as well as those that are.
  • Make use of existing Ubuntu themes and artwork wherever possible so Ubuntu MATE Remix is immediately familiar.
  • When ever possible submit new or revised packages to Debian so both the Debian and Ubuntu communities benefit.
  • Package selection will favour functionality and stability over lightness and whimsy.
  • Provide a refuge for Linux users who prefer a traditional desktop experience.

Source: Ubuntu Mate Remix
If you want to give it a try, there's two ISO's available for download, but is based on Ubuntu 14.10 Alpha 1, we strongly recommend to try it on a virtual machine.

Direct download

BitTorrent download (recommended)

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