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Install MATE (Class Gnome2 Style) Desktop in Ubuntu 12.04/11.10

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http://ubuntuguide.net – MATE desktop is one of the Linux Mint project. It’s a fork of Gnome 2, provides classic gnome style user interface for people feel uncomfortable with Gnome 3 gome-shell desktop. Recently, Mate released the latest version 1.2. Here’s a simple intallation guide on How to install it in Ubuntu 12.04 Precise and 11.10 Oneiric. First, add the sources to Ubuntu repository. Ubuntu Oneiric Ocelot (11.10) repository: Add the repo to /etc/apt/sources.list via the following command: sudo add-apt-repository "deb http://packages.mate-desktop.org/repo/ubuntu oneiric main" or using a text edito (HowTos)