MATE is a fork of Gnome 2.It provides an intuitive and attractive desktop to Linux users using traditional metaphors.
The name “MATE” comes from yerba maté, a species of holly native to subtropical South America.
I’m taking this opportunity to relay two pieces of Cinnamon news to the Linux Mint community.
Cinnamon 1.6 preview
The upcoming Cinnamon 1.6 was given a quick preview at http://cinnamon.linuxmint.com/?p=195
Nemo was announced as the new file browser for Cinnamon: http://cinnamon.linuxmint.com/?p=198
Is there guna be/ or is there a MATE spin? I didnt see one and me and alot of mates i know really like the simplicity and flexibility of the mate desktop.. I was just wondering if there was ever guna be one...
Unity is the default desktop environment in Ubuntu 12.10. Although, it has improved a lot but if you’re still looking for an alternative desktop with classic GNOME 2 style layout then you may try MATE.
MATE is also a GNOME 3 based desktop (just like unity), it’s easy to use, and the it’s stable too.