A Fork Of GNOME 2: The Mate Desktop

A lot of people hate Canonical’s Unity desktop, but a lot of people also hate the current state of the GNOME 3.0 Shell too. For those that are still fond of the GNOME 2.x environment, there is a fork of GNOME2 that’s been little talked about up to this point. This fork is called the Mate Desktop Environment.

The Mate Desktop Environment fork of GNOME2 was started by an Arch Linux user back in June, but it hasn’t yet gained too much traction and is mostly just talked about on various forums around the web. It also hasn’t been picked up by any distribution repositories at this point, but there is an AUR repository available for Arch Linux users.

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