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DistroWatch.com: Ubuntu MATE

Ubuntu MATE

Last Update: 2017-08-26 01:22 UTC


Ubuntu MATE is a desktop Linux distribution which aims to bring the simplicity and elegance of the Ubuntu operating system through a classic, traditional desktop environment - the MATE desktop. MATE is the continuation of the GNOME 2 desktop environment which was used as Ubuntu's default desktop until 10.10 (when it was replaced by Unity). The project began its life as an Ubuntu "remix", but starting with version 15.04, it was formally accepted as an official member of the Ubuntu family of Linux distributions.

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Average visitor rating: 9.6/10 from 57 review(s).


Ubuntu MATE Summary
Distribution Ubuntu MATE
Home Page https://ubuntu-mate.org/
Mailing Lists --
User Forums https://ubuntu-mate.community/
Alternative User Forums LinuxQuestions.org
Documentation https://ubuntu-mate.community/t/tips-tutorials-and-guides-index/14519
Screenshots DistroWatch Gallery
Screencasts
Download Mirrors https://ubuntu-mate.org/utopic/LinuxTracker.org
Bug Tracker https://bugs.launchpad.net/
Related Websites  
Reviews 17.04: DarkDuck
16.10: CMS Critic
16.04: DarkDuckDistroWatch
15.10: Dedoimedo
14.10: BlogspotDistroWatch
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Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases, download links and checksums:
 • 2017-07-28: Development Release: Ubuntu MATE 17.10 Alpha 2
 • 2017-04-13: Distribution Release: Ubuntu MATE 17.04
 • 2016-10-13: Distribution Release: Ubuntu MATE 16.10
 • 2016-08-26: Development Release: Ubuntu MATE 16.10 Beta 1
 • 2016-06-30: Development Release: Ubuntu MATE 16.10 Alpha 1
 • 2016-04-21: Distribution Release: Ubuntu MATE 16.04
 • 2016-01-04: Development Release: Ubuntu MATE 16.04 Alpha 1
 • 2015-10-22: Distribution Release: Ubuntu MATE 15.10
 • 2015-04-24: Distribution Release: Ubuntu MATE 15.04
 • 2015-03-24: Distribution Release: Ubuntu MATE 14.04.2
 • More Ubuntu MATE releases...

  Headlines:
 •2017-07-28 Ubuntu MATE shows off HUD
 •2017-07-26 Picking a video player
 •2017-06-28 Software Boutique getting Snap support
 •2017-06-27 MATE considering using Mir
 •2016-06-09 Ubuntu MATE gets MATE 1.14
 •2016-05-25 Ubuntu MATE progress report
 • More Ubuntu MATE headlines...

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  • Colour scheme: green text = latest stable version, red text = development or beta version. The function determining beta versions is not 100% reliable due to a wide variety of versioning schemes.

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Feature 17.10-alpha2
artful
17.04
zesty
16.10
yakkety
16.04
xenial
15.10
wily
15.04
vivid
14.10 14.04.2 Feature
Release Date 2017-07-28 2017-04-13 2016-10-13 2016-04-21 2015-10-22 2015-04-23 2014-10-23 2015-03-23 Release Date
End Of Life 2018-07 2018-01 2017-07 2019-04 2016-07 2016-01     End Of Life
Price (US$) Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Price (US$)
Image Size (MB) 1105-1200               Image Size (MB)
Free Download ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO Free Download
Installation Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Installation
Default Desktop MATE MATE MATE MATE MATE MATE MATE MATE Default Desktop
Package Management DEB (apt), snap DEB (apt), snap DEB (apt), snap DEB (apt), snap DEB DEB DEB DEB Package Management
Release Model Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Release Model
Office Suite LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice Office Suite
Processor Architecture armhf, i386, powerpc, x86_64 armhf, i386, powerpc, x86_64 armhf, i386, powerpc, x86_64 armhf, i386, powerpc, x86_64 armhf, i386, powerpc, x86_64 armhf, i386, powerpc, x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64 Processor Architecture
Init Software systemd systemd systemd systemd systemd systemd systemd systemd Init Software
Journaled File Systems Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Journaled File Systems
Multilingual Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Multilingual
Asian Language Support                 Asian Language Support
Full Package List 17.10-alpha2 17.04 16.10 16.04 15.10 15.04 14.10 14.04.2 Full Package List
Package 17.10-alpha2
artful
17.04
zesty
16.10
yakkety
16.04
xenial
15.10
wily
15.04
vivid
14.10 14.04.2 Package
abiword (3.0.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- abiword (3.0.2)
alsa-lib (1.1.4.1) 1.1.3 1.1.3 1.1.2 1.1.0 1.0.29 1.0.28 1.0.28 1.0.27.2 alsa-lib (1.1.4.1)
ati-driver (16.40) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- ati-driver (16.40)
bash (4.4) 4.4 4.4 4.3 4.3 4.3 4.3 4.3 4.3 bash (4.4)
bind (9.11.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- bind (9.11.2)
chromium (61.0.3163.100) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- chromium (61.0.3163.100)
cups (2.2.4) 2.2.4 2.2.2 2.2.0 2.1.3 2.1.0 2.0.2 1.7.5 1.7.2 cups (2.2.4)
dhcp (4.3.6) 4.3.5 4.3.5 4.3.3 4.3.3 4.3.1 4.3.1 4.2.4 4.2.4 dhcp (4.3.6)
e2fsprogs (1.43.6) 1.43.4 1.43.4 1.43.3 1.42.13 1.42.12 1.42.12 1.42.10 1.42.9 e2fsprogs (1.43.6)
firefox (55.0.3) 50.1.0 52.0.1 49.0 45.0.2 41.0.2 37.0 33.0 36.0.4 firefox (55.0.3)
freetype (2.8.1) 2.6.3 2.6.3 2.6.3 2.6.1 2.5.2 2.5.2 2.5.2 2.5.2 freetype (2.8.1)
gcc (7.2.0) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gcc (7.2.0)
gimp (2.8.22) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gimp (2.8.22)
glibc (2.26) 2.24 2.24 2.24 2.23 2.21 2.21 2.19 2.19 glibc (2.26)
gnome-shell (3.26.0) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gnome-shell (3.26.0)
gnucash (2.7.0) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gnucash (2.7.0)
gnumeric (1.12.35) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gnumeric (1.12.35)
grub (2.02) 2.02beta3 2.02beta3 2.02beta2 2.02beta2 2.02beta2 2.02beta2 2.02beta2 2.02beta2 grub (2.02)
gtk+ (3.22.21) 3.22.17 3.22.11 3.20.9 2.24.30 2.24.28 2.24.27 2.24.25 2.24.27 gtk+ (3.22.21)
httpd (2.4.27) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- httpd (2.4.27)
inkscape (0.92.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- inkscape (0.92.2)
k3b (17.08.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- k3b (17.08.1)
kmod (24) 24 22 22 22 21 18 18 15 kmod (24)
libgnome (2.32.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- libgnome (2.32.1)
libreoffice (5.4.1) 5.3.3 5.3.1 5.2.2 5.1.2 5.0.2 4.4.2 4.3.2 4.4.1rc2 libreoffice (5.4.1)
linux (4.13.3) 4.11 4.10 4.8 4.4 4.2 3.19 3.16 3.16 linux (4.13.3)
Package 17.10-alpha2
artful
17.04
zesty
16.10
yakkety
16.04
xenial
15.10
wily
15.04
vivid
14.10 14.04.2 Package
lxde-common (0.99.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- lxde-common (0.99.2)
mariadb (10.2.8) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mariadb (10.2.8)
mate-desktop (1.18.0) 1.18.0 1.18.0 1.16.0 1.12.1 1.10.2 1.8.2 1.8.1 1.8.2 mate-desktop (1.18.0)
mesa (17.2.1) 17.1.2 17.0.3 12.0.3 11.2.0 11.0.2 10.5.2 10.3.0 10.1.3 mesa (17.2.1)
mysql (5.7.19) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mysql (5.7.19)
nautilus (3.26.0) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- nautilus (3.26.0)
NVIDIA (384.69) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- NVIDIA (384.69)
openbox (3.6.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- openbox (3.6.1)
openjdk (8u144) -- -- 8u102 -- -- -- -- -- openjdk (8u144)
openssh (7.5p1) 7.5p1 7.4p1 7.3p1 7.2p2 6.9p1 6.7p1 6.6p1 6.6p1 openssh (7.5p1)
openssl (1.1.0f) 1.0.2g 1.0.2g 1.0.2g 1.0.2g 1.0.2d 1.0.1f 1.0.1f 1.0.1f openssl (1.1.0f)
perl (5.26.1) 5.24.1 5.24.1 5.22.2 5.22.1 5.20.2 5.20.2 5.20.1 5.18.2 perl (5.26.1)
php (7.1.9) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- php (7.1.9)
plasma-desktop (5.10.5) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- plasma-desktop (5.10.5)
postfix (3.2.2) -- -- 3.1.0 -- -- -- -- -- postfix (3.2.2)
postgresql (9.6.5) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- postgresql (9.6.5)
Python (3.6.2) 2.7.13 2.7.13 2.7.11 2.7.11 2.7.9 2.7.9 2.7.8 2.7.5 Python (3.6.2)
qt (5.9.1) 5.7.1 5.7.1 5.6.1 5.5.1 4.8.6 4.8.6 4.8.6 4.8.5 qt (5.9.1)
samba (4.7.0) 4.5.8 4.5.4 4.4.5 4.3.8 4.1.17 4.1.13 4.1.11 4.1.6 samba (4.7.0)
systemd (234) 233 232 231 229 225 219 208 204 systemd (234)
thunderbird (52.3.0) 45.8.0 45.7.0 45.3.0 38.6.0 38.3.0 31.5.0 31.2.0 31.5.0 thunderbird (52.3.0)
vim (8.0) 8.0 8.0 7.4 7.4 7.4 7.4 7.4 7.4 vim (8.0)
vlc (2.2.6) 2.2.6 2.2.4 2.2.4 2.2.2 2.2.1 2.2.0 -- 2.1.4 vlc (2.2.6)
xfdesktop (4.12.4) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- xfdesktop (4.12.4)
xorg-server (1.19.3) 1.19.3 1.19.3 1.18.4 1.18.3 1.17.2 1.17.1 1.16.0 1.15.1 xorg-server (1.19.3)

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Version: 16.04
Rating: 10
Date: 2017-09-23
Votes: 0


I love Ubuntu Mate. All the simpleness of Ubuntu + Gnome with a sleek Mate desktop. Super easy to install, super easy to run, extremely quick in everything it does. Really seems to run faster than other distros I've tried.


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Version: 17.10-alpha2
Rating: 10
Date: 2017-09-21
Votes: 0


Works fine and is my daily driver with a few other distros running in Gnome Boxes. Thank You


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Version: 17.04
Rating: 10
Date: 2017-09-09
Votes: 20


Best Linux desktop exprerience. Installation is a breeze and everything is working out of the box. The new Pantheon theme with Brisk menu is great (waiting for *hover* over menu to work :)). Also great theming of MATE Desktop.


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