Linux Distributions

Ubuntu MATE – Ubuntu based operating system

Ubuntu MATE is a stable, easy-to-use Ubuntu based operating system with a configurable desktop environment. The main way it differs from Ubuntu is that it uses the MATE desktop environment as its default user interface. MATE is the continuation of GNOME 2. It provides an intuitive and attractive desktop environment using traditional metaphors for Linux and other Unix-like operating systems.

Ubuntu MATE is ideal for those who want the most out of their computers and prefer a traditional desktop metaphor. With modest hardware requirements it is suitable for modern workstations, single board computers and older hardware alike. Ubuntu MATE makes modern computers fast and old computers usable.

Ubuntu MATE
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Working state:Active
Init Software:systemd
Package Management:APT, Snap
Release Model:Fixed
Platforms:x86-64, PowerPC, ARM
Developer:Ubuntu MATE Team
This article is part of our Big List of Active Linux Distros which is currently under development.

What's a Linux distribution ("distro")?

A distro provides the user with a desktop environment, preloaded applications, and ways to update and maintain the system.

Each distro makes different choices, deciding which open source projects to install and provides custom written programs. They can have different philosophies.

Some distros are intended for desktop computers, some for servers without a graphical interface, and others for special uses. Because Linux is an open source operating system, combinations of software vary between Linux distros.
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