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  • phoronix
    started a topic An Ubuntu MATE Desktop Spin Might Still Materialize

    An Ubuntu MATE Desktop Spin Might Still Materialize

    Phoronix: An Ubuntu MATE Desktop Spin Might Still Materialize

    There's been much talk in the past about creating a spin/derivative of Ubuntu Linux using the MATE Desktop Environment fork of GNOME2. While no spin materialized for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, talk of developing a new spin is again happening...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTcxMzM

  • nomko
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    There's already a solution for those who hate Unity as a desktop environment on their Ubuntu setup:

    replace unity by mate

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  • dee.
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    Originally posted by enfocomp View Post
    Ubuntu is definitely the best distro for new full time Linux users switching from Windows / Mac.
    Yes, in an alternate reality where Mint doesn't exist

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  • korrode
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    Originally posted by wargames View Post
    Yes, there is something Xfce doesn't have: active development (and don't go and look at their git repository, because almost all recent activity has to do with translations).
    In the case of long standing and mature projects, a lack of regular code changes does not necessarily mean the project is in decline, rather, as in the case of Xfce, it is a sign of software excellence.

    You see, unlike the situation for some other DE's, Xfce users are happy, with Xfce.

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    On topic; as others have said, it's called Linux Mint MATE edition.

    Why Michael only makes mention of Mint amongst a list of other distributions that MATE is easily installable on, i don't know. One could surmise that his general knowledge of Linux distros is lacking. Perhaps he doesn't realise Mint is still a distro that uses Ubuntu binary repos, or maybe thinks Mint only offers the Cinnamon environment and is unaware that the MATE edition features with equal prominence on Mint's download page.

    (@Michael: i don't intend offence, merely pointing out how your lack of including this info could be perceived.)

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  • johnc
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    Originally posted by bison View Post
    Or... why install Ubuntu when you can just install Linux Mint?
    Yeah I think that question was already asked. Thanks for bringing it full circle though.

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  • bison
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    Originally posted by johnc View Post
    Basically it doesn't require a re-install to a new distro.

    The corollary also holds... why install Mint when you can just install Ubuntu?
    Or... why install Ubuntu when you can just install Linux Mint?

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  • teresaejunior
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    Originally posted by wargames View Post
    Yes, there is something Xfce doesn't have: active development (and don't go and look at their git repository, because almost all recent activity has to do with translations).
    I also find it odd why so few people help in the development of Xfce, and the ones that do don't take donations...

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  • Dukenukemx
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    Originally posted by Prescott View Post
    What would be the advantage of Ubuntu with Mate, over Linux Mint with Mate?

    In other words why bother?
    Maybe they realized that too many people are going to Mint for these very things?

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  • johnc
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    Basically it doesn't require a re-install to a new distro.

    The corollary also holds... why install Mint when you can just install Ubuntu?

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  • bison
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    Originally posted by Prescott View Post
    What would be the advantage of Ubuntu with Mate, over Linux Mint with Mate?

    In other words why bother?
    Yeah, I was wondering that too. Wallpaper, icons, and window manager decorations seem to be the only differences. And maybe some of the default apps.

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