Ubuntu fans might get one of their greatest wishes come true and see a 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr) released that will have a GNOME 2.0 look and feel.If you feel like you haven’t trying a proper Linux for desktop for half a decade, the new Ubuntu MATE Remix will make you feel right at home.
Ubuntu MATE Remix is still under development and its makers are looking to integrate it under the great umbrella of Ubuntu. It will take a while to make that happen, but until then, Ubuntu users will have access to MATE PPA.
The Ubuntu MATE Linux distro is built by a team and one of the developers is also working on the MATE desktop.
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On my headless Ubuntu 12.0 server I have installed gnome-shell and vnc4server. When and if I need a gui on the server - mainly to shuffle around a bunch of files with gnome-commander or Beyond Compare - I connect with ssh, invoke my vnc desktop on the server and access it with vinagre.
@3demaxAlright, I think I fixed the font size issue. I was able to reproduce the bug, and it seems to have been fixed for me. Just a silly garbage collection issue I should have caught.Can you confirm that it's fixed for you?Looking at this code again after half a year or so, I've come to realize something: it's godawful.
The Ubuntu MATE project is progressing nicely and the developers have provided a short update about the work that's been done already and about the things that still need to be improved. Ubuntu MATE is about to become the new addition to the Ubuntu family. As the name suggests, it comes with the MATE desktop environment by default and it's been in the works for a few moths already.
I have freshly instaled Ubuntu 14.04 and I installed MATE using apt-get install mate-desktop-environment (and before that, I added needed repositories from mate official website). Everything worked fine. However, when I started a MATE session, it looked like this: