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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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Ubuntu MATE Summary
Distribution Ubuntu MATE
Home Page https://ubuntu-mate.org/
Mailing Lists --
User Forums https://ubuntu-mate.community/
Alternative User Forums
Documentation https://ubuntu-mate.community/t/tips-tutorials-and-guides-index/14519
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Screencasts
Download Mirrors https://ubuntu-mate.org/download/
Bug Tracker https://bugs.launchpad.net/
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Reviews 18.10: Dedoimedo
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Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases, download links and checksums:
 • 2018-10-18: Distribution Release: Ubuntu MATE 18.10
 • 2018-04-27: Distribution Release: Ubuntu MATE 18.04
 • 2017-10-19: Distribution Release: Ubuntu MATE 17.10
 • 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
 • More Ubuntu MATE releases...

  Headlines:
 •2017-10-10 Ubuntu MATE ships default snap
 •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...

Table Notes and Explanations
  • Select view: Major packages only (52) All tracked packages (226)
  • To compare the software in this project to the software available in other distributions, please see our Compare Packages page.
  • Notes: In case where multiple versions of a package are shipped with a distribution, only the default version appears in the table. For indication about the GNOME version, please check the "nautilus" and "gnome-shell" packages. The Apache web server is listed as "httpd" and the Linux kernel is listed as "linux". The KDE desktop is represented by the "plasma-desktop" package and the Xfce desktop by the "xfdesktop" package.
  • 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.
Feature 18.10
cosmic
18.04
bionic
17.10
artful
Release Date 2018-10-18 2018-04-26 2017-10-19
End Of Life 2019-07 2021-04 2018-07
Price (US$) Free Free Free
Image Size (MB) 2000-2100 1900-2000 1707-1716
Free Download ISO ISO ISO
Installation Graphical Graphical Graphical
Default Desktop MATE MATE MATE
Package Management DEB (apt), snap DEB (apt), snap DEB (apt), snap
Release Model Fixed Fixed Fixed
Office Suite LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice
Processor Architecture x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64
Init Software systemd systemd systemd
Journaled File Systems Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS
Multilingual Yes Yes Yes
Asian Language Support      
Full Package List 18.10 18.04 17.10
abiword (3.0.2) -- -- --
alsa-lib (1.1.7) 1.1.6 1.1.3 1.1.3
ati-driver (18.30) -- -- --
bash (4.4.18) 4.4.18 4.4.18 4.4
bind (9.13.5) -- -- --
chromium (71.0.3578.98) -- -- --
cups (2.2.10) 2.2.8 2.2.7 2.2.4
dhcp (4.4.1) 4.3.5 4.3.5 4.3.5
e2fsprogs (1.44.5) 1.44.4 1.43.9 1.43.5
firefox (64.0) 63.0 59.0.2 56.0
freetype (2.9.1) 2.8.1 2.8.1 2.8
gcc (8.2.0) -- -- --
gimp (2.10.8) -- -- --
glibc (2.28) 2.28 2.27 2.26
gnome-shell (3.30.2) -- -- --
gnucash (3.3) -- -- --
gnumeric (1.12.44) -- -- --
grub (2.02) 2.02 2.02 2.02beta3
gtk+ (3.24.2) 3.24.1 3.22.30 3.22.24
httpd (2.4.37) -- -- --
inkscape (0.92.3) -- -- --
k3b (18.12.0) -- -- --
kmod (25) 25 24 24
krita (4.1.7) -- -- --
libreoffice (6.1.4) 6.1.2 6.0.3 5.4.1
linux (4.19.10) 4.18 4.15 4.13
lxpanel (0.9.3) -- -- --
mariadb (10.3.11) -- -- --
mate-desktop (1.20.3) 1.20.3 1.20.1 1.18.0
mesa (18.3.1) 18.2.2 18.0.0rc5 17.2.2
mysql (8.0.13) -- -- --
nautilus (3.30.5) -- -- --
NVIDIA (415.18) -- -- --
openbox (3.6.1) -- -- --
openjdk (10.0.2) -- -- --
openssh (7.9p1) 7.7p1 7.6p1 7.5p1
openssl (1.1.1a) 1.1.1 1.1.0g 1.0.2g
perl (5.28.0) 5.26.2 5.26.1 5.26.0
php (7.3.0) -- -- --
plasma-desktop (5.14.4) -- -- --
postfix (3.3.2) -- -- --
postgresql (11.1) -- -- --
Python (3.7.1) 2.7.15 2.7.15rc1 2.7.14
qt (5.12.0) 5.11.1 5.9.5 5.9.1
samba (4.9.3) 4.8.4 4.7.6 4.6.7
systemd (239) 239 237 234
thunderbird (60.3.3) 60.2.1 52.7.0 52.4.0
vim (8.1) 8.0 8.0 8.0
vlc (3.0.4) 3.0.4 3.0.1 2.2.6
xfdesktop (4.12.4) -- -- --
xorg-server (1.20.3) 1.20.1 1.19.6 1.19.5

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Version: 18.10
Rating: 10
Date: 2018-12-11
Votes: 8


What Ubuntu would be like if it hadn't gone off trying to get people to like Unity and the GNOME authors hadn't gone off trying to get people to like GNOME 3.



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Version: 18.04
Rating: 8
Date: 2018-11-17
Votes: 2


as a above average novice senior user, I started life with Ubuntu early on (hardy heron era, and before) it seem quite easy to install, and use.
Then unity came along, I couldn't really get the hang of it. Linux Mint was easy,so went onto that, being similar to what I was used to.
alas by accident I found out MATE was coming back, downloaded it, installed easily, brought back memories, to what I had wanted Ubuntu to be again.
Ubuntu kept me interested in using my trusted laptop, far more than when 'windows 7' was installed on it so now after brushing away the gathering dust from the keyboard, am enjoying Ubuntu Mate again.
I wish there was some better choice of themes installed, I haven't quite got the knack of how to download/install from the web yet.
Hoping also more hints & Tips, and How To, come along for the MATE system in Magazines etc



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Version: 18.04
Rating: 8
Date: 2018-11-14
Votes: 7


Installed on both HP laptop and HP desktop. A few errors after first boot, gone after reboot.
Thanks Ubuntu Mate Team! Simple and efficient!




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