Mate desktop for Saucy?

Steven Davies-Morris sdavmor at
Wed Jun 4 16:31:53 UTC 2014

On 06/04/2014 09:14 AM, David Fletcher wrote:
> On Thu, 2013-09-05 at 14:29 -0400, Paul Cartwright wrote:
>> I installed Ubuntu 13.10 in a VM just to play with it. I really REALLY
>> would rather run Mate desktop, but I can't find instructions to install
>> it. mate-common is in the repos, but not mate-desktop. Have they not
>> ported it to 13.10 yet?
> Install Mint 17 with Mate. It's a lovely operating system and works very
> fast on my fairly low powered (Atom processor) net book.
> It's not like you're abandoning Ubuntu, just avoiding the damn awful
> (IMHO) Unity desktop.
> Dave

I may have said this before, but I'll say it again anyway.  Snowlinux is 
Ubuntu (or Debian if you prefer) with Mate desktop as the default. Or 
you can pick of of the other default desktop downloads (XFCE, E17, 
Cinnamon in beta). I run it on one of my laptops.  Works as advertised.

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