MATE 1.6

The traditional Desktop Environment

  1. LinuxDotOrg
    MATE is a fork of GNOME 2.
    It provides an intuitive and attractive desktop to Linux users using traditional metaphors.

    Where does the name come from?

    The name “MATE” comes from yerba maté, a species of holly native to subtropical South America. Its leaves contain caffeine and are used to make infusions and a beverage called mate.

    Which distributions provide MATE?

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Recent Reviews

  1. Harikrishnan R
    Harikrishnan R
    Version: 1.6
    Very under-rated.
    This is a good choice for Gnome refugees who dislike Gnome3.
    I only wish it had a bigger userbase.