Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Is Canonical Considering a MATE Remix of Ubuntu Linux?

Rumor has it that Canonical may release an official variant of Ubuntu Linux based on the open source MATE interface, a fork of the GNOME 2 desktop environment.

Do you love Ubuntu Linuxbut hate Canonical's Unityinterface? If so, there may be good news on the horizon regarding an official version of Ubuntu using the open sourceMATE desktop environment, if the rumor mill has things right.
MATE—apparently pronounced mat-ay, in the same fashion as the herbal beverage—is a fork of the GNOME 2 desktop environment. GNOME 2 was the interface that millions of Linux users knew and loved until the GNOME developers retired it in favor of GNOME 3 circa 2011, around the same time that Canonical introduced its homegrown Unity environment as the default graphical interface for Ubuntu.

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