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Ubuntu MATE

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Ubuntu MATE 20.04 Review - Best of the Ubuntu Derivatives

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We have tracked the following product recommendations or mentions on various public social media platforms and blogs. They can help you see what people think about Ubuntu MATE and what they use it for.
  • best Distro for Noob
    When I started out, I used red hat, Suse linux, and then finally I jumped to Ubuntu, when they killed gnome and rolled out their new GUI later, I switched to Ubuntu Mate, with xfce alternatively installed. And then later came MINT. Which is based on ubuntu anyway. Source: 8 months ago
  • New monitor and VGA cable smudges/ghosting
    Prepare a blank USB stick with a copy of Ubuntu (write the ISO to the USB stick with Rufus). Source: 8 months ago
  • Reviving an old machine for gaming
    Ubuntu MATE (simple, well maintained, has the Ubuntu ecosystem support and should work well). Source: about 1 year ago
  • Who needs Ubuntu when you have MATE
    Linux Mint has its advantages, but your title doesn't make sense when there's Ubuntu MATE. Source: about 1 year ago
  • Fail To Download on Old Windows Vista PC
    (btw: since the PC is older I would reccommend Ubuntu Mate or Xubuntu as those come with a lighter Desktop). Source: over 1 year ago
  • Another newbie at Linux
    You can always change desktops later to Cinnamon or MATE or XFCE. If you want to try those desktops on your USB drive, you can download Ubuntu MATE or Xubuntu and try them on USB, just like you're currently doing. Source: over 1 year ago
  • What Linux Distro Should I Use For Terrible Laptops?
    My experience has been that Ubuntu's Gnome DE is somewhat less suitable to older computers than Ubuntu "official flavors" with lighter DE's -- Ubuntu Budgie (Budgie DE), Kubuntu (KDE Plasma DE), Ubuntu MATE (MATE DE), and Xubuntu (XFCE DE) -- all of which use somewhat less resources than the Gnome DE. Source: over 1 year ago
  • Change from Windows
    Consider looking at several of the Ubuntu official flavors -- Kubuntu (Plasma DE), Ubuntu Budgie (Budgie DE), Xubuntu (XFCE), Ubuntu MATE (MATE DE). I wouldn't bother with Lubuntu (LXQT DE) unless you need a lightweight distro, because the LXQT DE is not as mainstream or well-supported as the others. Source: over 1 year ago
  • Planning to migrate from Windows to linux and dont know what distro to use
    Based on recent experience helping a handful of friends move from Windows to Linux, I suggest starting with an official Ubuntu flavor (Ubuntu Budgie, Kubuntu, Xbuntu, Ubuntu Mate) 22.04 LTS release, picking which ever desktop environment appeals to you. Official Ubuntu flavors are the Ubuntu OS layer with standard but different desktop environments. Source: over 1 year ago
  • I just got this message im confused about what to do
    Since the computer appears to be quite old I'd recommend Ubuntu Mate or Xubuntu. Source: over 1 year ago
  • averagePcmr
    Here's an article comparing lightweight Linux distros, here's an article that compares good options for beginners (also links to more lists), and here's my personal recommendation, Ubuntu Mate. Source: over 1 year ago
  • I have been getting into coding lately and been hearing more and more about linux, Never really looked into it before but i was hoping to learn more about it, and why "YOU" like it.
    I use linux for the same reason I drive stick. It's comfortable, the command line ecosystem (where I learned to computer) is thriving, and there is plentiful documentation on whatever troubles I am having. Further, the filesystem is organized in a more logical fashion, package management exists, and Linux uses forward slashes in paths the way the Old Gods intended. If I were going to suggest a getting-started... Source: over 1 year ago
  • What are the benefits of different distros?
    Sure they are. That page says who owns each flavor, they have separate names/branding, separate ISOs, separate dev teams, separate web sites. From : "A community developed, Ubuntu based operating system that beautifully integrates the MATE desktop.". Source: almost 2 years ago
  • Alpine Linux Minimalist Desktop
    >Meanwhile Gnome is both slow and just about completely hardcoded hah. Come back to the Mate desktop. It's the original Gnome desktop, just like you remember it in 2010, only ported to GTK3. I personally like the Ubuntu-Mate version but the guy running that project has been recently working to port over the specific changes between that and stock Mate desktop to Debian so that will also be a possibility soon.... - Source: Hacker News / almost 2 years ago
  • Why is Ubuntu laggy and Fedora not?
    A Debian based distro? Well, you could try Ubuntu with a more lightweight DE, e.g. or try using Linux mint. Source: almost 2 years ago
  • A distro that resembles macOS's functionalities, file hierarchy, libraries, etc.?
    • Preconfigured: Install Ubuntu Mate and choose the Cupertino layout/theme. Source: almost 2 years ago
  • Ubuntu 22.04 would it install Okay on an MacBook late 2011 ?
    I’ve got one of these exact models running Ubuntu Mate and it works great. Mate is a little lighter weight than the standard Gnome desktop and even had a built in theme selector that can get you a Mac-like dock and global menubar. I gave the laptop to my 10-year-old niece and she’s thrilled with it. Source: about 2 years ago
  • What is the best Linux for someone who is used to windows
    I would suggest Linux Mint always. It's a great distro, and I'm using it right now. Easy to use, nice to work with. Another one I'll mention is Ubuntu MATE. One of the things that I like about Ubuntu MATE is that it comes with a way to make your desktop look like any desktop you wish. Windows, Mac, KDE, Ubuntu and Gnome. This way your cousin can explore and learn about the different desktops. Another distro that... Source: about 2 years ago
  • Pocket 3 with the official Linux image
    You can point this on I thought will be professional guy to answer you. Source: about 2 years ago
  • will using Linux make my computer run faster?
    Xubuntu or Ubuntu mate are your friends, at least until you familiarize yourself with linux. I'd recommend openSUSE Leap, but the amount of info available for Ubuntu will help you at the beginning, then you can start your distrohopping journey or becoming an Arch zealot (I love you arch peeps <3). Source: about 2 years ago
  • Distro for beginner with easy app installation and navigation.
    Mate can be a great mate for you my mate, Https:// Source: over 2 years ago

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