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Title: Ubuntu Mate Edition Review
Post by: Brian on October 24, 2014, 04:29:17 PM
Hi all. I installed Ubuntu Mate and you can see what I think of it here (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SeQcF1vfhVM#ws)
Bottom line, it's a good effort from Popey and company if a bit buggy. Not recommended for the novice user.
Title: Re: Ubuntu Mate Edition Review
Post by: Spatry on October 24, 2014, 09:02:01 PM
My favorite quote from this video is: "It doesn't suck"!
Title: Re: Re: Ubuntu Mate Edition Review
Post by: Brian on October 25, 2014, 12:34:40 AM
My favorite quote from this video is: "It doesn't suck"!

Yeah... I probably should have led with that.
Title: Re: Ubuntu Mate Edition Review
Post by: DQSII on October 25, 2014, 12:40:46 AM
Im getting this now to run alongside my arch linux install cause i absolutley love the old days of ubuntu i hate unity


So i got mate installed into arch linux and am loving it all over again i didnt install ubuntu mate i just installed mate from the official repositorys <3(https://imageshack.com/i/knf7lFS8p)
Title: Re: Ubuntu Mate Edition Review
Post by: lcRONOS on November 09, 2014, 11:52:32 PM
I believe that the terminal transparency thing is actually a (poorly named) feature in MATE, as I believe I encountered it back in the MATE 1.2/1.4 days (I think that's 1.8).  IIRC there is a setting to make it transparent where you can see the window behind it, but I don't remember the name/how to get to it.
Title: Re: Ubuntu Mate Edition Review
Post by: Vintalorian on January 13, 2015, 11:23:51 AM
If you were concerned about the bugginess of the distro, I would suggest giving the LTS version a try. From what I gather, it's almost exactly the same thing other than its base. They actually released the 14.10 version BEFORE the 14.04 version, and enough people liked it that they were forced to release the LTS version. I haven't tried it yet myself, but I expect that it will be much closer to rock-solid than the 14.10 version. Just my two cents.  :P