Quote Originally Posted by Kivada View Post
http://mate-desktop.org/ has been very good thus far, it's Gnome 2.32 with the few bits out of Gnome3's codebase that are actual improvements, leaving out all the crap to preserve the glory that is Gnome2.32.
I remember hearing about it back then but never really bothered with it as there was xfce in the official Debian repos and mate wasn't. Now it is being added to Debian unstable and testing, that means it will be available in the next stable release and I'm looking forward to that. I'm not going to be able to say right now if I'll switch to it or not, as it is still quite some time till the next stable relese .

Debian stable package search: https://packages.debian.org/search?s...&keywords=mate
Debian testing package search: https://packages.debian.org/search?s...&keywords=mate
Debian unstable package search: https://packages.debian.org/search?s...&keywords=mate