Get A Global Menu In MATE 1.8 With TopMenu (PPA For Ubuntu And Linux Mint)

One of the most requested MATE features is the addition of a global menu applet. However, such an applet (called TopMenu) already exists, though it’s not available in any PPA and that prevents many Ubuntu / Linux Mint users from installing it.To make it easier to install, I’ve packed TopMenu in a PPA for Ubuntu […]

Linux Mint 17.1 Code Named “Rebecca” Released

Linux Mint team announced the latest release of Linux Mint 17.1 code-named “Rebecca”, it is updated version based on Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS and Linux Mint 17.1 now features Cinnamon 2.4/Mate 1.8, MDM 1.8, a Linux kernel 3.13 and an Ubuntu 14.04 package base. “The team is proud to announce the release of Linux Mint 17.1 […]

Linux Mint 17.1 `Rebecca` Available For Download

Linux Mint 17.1 “Rebecca” has been released and is available as usual in two main editions: MATE and Cinnamon. Let’s take a look at what’s new!Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca is a long term support release, based on Ubuntu 14.04 (just like Linux Mint 17), which will be supported until 2019.Linux Mint 17.1 “Rebecca”: changes shared […]

How To Use Compiz In Ubuntu MATE 14.04 Or 14.10

If you’re using Ubuntu MATE 14.04 LTS or 14.10, here’s a quick guide for how to install and configure Compiz. If something goes wrong or you’re not satisfied with Compiz, the article includes instructions for reverting the changes.Install and configure Compiz in Ubuntu MATE 14.04 or 14.10 (/w MATE 1.8)1. Install Compiz (along with some […]

Ubuntu MATE 14.04 LTS Available For Download

Because Ubuntu MATE 14.10 was the first Ubuntu MATE release and it’s supported for only 9 months, the Ubuntu MATE team released Ubuntu MATE 14.04 LTS yesterday, which is supported until 2019.Ubuntu MATE is an unofficial (for now) Ubuntu flavor which uses MATE as the default desktop environment. MATE is a GNOME 2 fork introduced […]

Ubuntu MATE Sees Its First Release (14.10)

Along with the other flavors, Ubuntu MATE 14.10 was released today. This is an unofficial (it will most probably become an official Ubuntu flavor in the near future) MATE-based Ubuntu flavor, “ideal for those who want the most out of their desktops, laptops and netbooks and prefer a traditional desktop metaphor”, which had its very […]

MATE Desktop 1.8 Released

After 11 months of development, MATE 1.8 has been released, bringing various refinements and new features such as support for Metacity as window manager, side-by-side window tiling and more, as well as many bug fixes.Initially, MATE 1.8 was supposed to be based on GTK3, but this was pushed back to MATE 1.10 “because there is […]

Install Mate Desktop with MintMenu in Ubuntu 13.10/13.04/12.10/12.04/Linux Mint/other Ubuntu derivatives

Install Mate Desktop 1.6 with MintMenu in Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy/13.04 Raring/12.10 Quantal/12.04 Precise/Linux Mint 16/15/14/13/other Ubuntu derivativesMATE is a fork of GNOME 2. It provides an intuitive and attractive desktop environment using traditional metaphors for Linux and other Unix-like operating systems. If you wish to use this desktop environment on Ubuntu to replace your current […]

Google Drive Client `Insync` For Linux Out Of Beta, Gets Selective Sync Support

Insync is an unofficial Google Drive client that “extends Drive’s web functionality to your desktop by integrating tightly with Windows, Mac and Linux so you can get work done”.Insync for Linux: Nautilus integration / Ubuntu appindicatorInsync for Linux is out of beta and it now offers the same features available for the Windows and Mac […]

Variety Wallpaper Changer 0.4.15 Released With Cinnamon 1.8 And MATE 1.6 Support

Variety is a wallpaper changer that automatically downloads wallpapers from sources such as Wallbase, Flickr, Wallpapers.net, Desktoppr, NASA Astronomy Picture of the Day as well as World Sunlight Map: a live Earth wallpaper which changes throughout the day. Using it, you can get a new, beautiful wallpaper automatically at the interval you set in the […]

Linux Mint 15 `Olivia` Available For Download [Screenshots Tour]

Linux Mint 15 “Olivia”, based on Ubuntu 13.04, has been released today and is available, as usual, in two editions: MATE and Cinnamon. Let’s take a look at what’s new!Linux Mint 15 “Olivia”The features below are shared between the two main Linux Mint editions: Cinnamon and MATE.Linux Mint 15 ships with a new tool that […]

Australis Mate 1.6 Distribution (Based on Ubuntu 12.04)

Australis Mate 1.6 is developed by Jay Conway & Jesse Avalos. Australis L.T.S Mate edition is built from the L.T.S core of Ubuntu 12.04.2 using the Mate desktop. Australis guys hope to provide an of out box experience for the new Linux user and current with added stability of the Long term support mode. Also […]

Mate 1.6 Desktop Released, Install it in Ubuntu 13.04/12.10/12.04/11.10/Linux Mint

Install Mate Desktop 1.6 in Ubuntu 13.04 Raring/Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal/Ubuntu 12.04 Precise/11.10/Linux Mint 14/13/12 The GNOME 2 Fork ‘Mate’ is a desktop environment. If you wish to use this desktop environment on Ubuntu to replace your current desktop interface. It provides an intuitive and attractive desktop to Linux users using traditional metaphors. Changes and improvements […]

MATE 1.6 Released, Install It In Ubuntu [GNOME 2 Fork]

After 8 months of development, MATE 1.6 has been released yesterday and its Ubuntu and Debian repositories have been updated a few hours ago with the latest MATE desktop. The new version comes with many changes such as Systemd-logind support, Caja (file manager) improvements and more.MATE 1.6 is “a giant step forward from the 1.4 […]

How To Get A Global Menu In MATE Desktop

MATE GlobalMenu is an applet forked from the old GNOME2 GlobalMenu project, which adds a global menu to the MATE panel.Mate GlobalMenu is based off the upstream GNOME GlobalMenu v0.7.10 and it only supports GTK2 applications, so don’t expect Firefox, LibreOffice or Qt applications to work with this, but it’s nevertheless an useful addition to […]

Linux Google Drive Client Insync Gets Xfce And Mate Desktop Integration

Insync, an unofficial Google Drive Linux client that’s available for a wide range of desktop environments has been updated today, getting support for MATE Desktop (Caja) and Xfce (Thunar).Here’s the Insync or Linux Beta 11 changelog:Fixed symlink to symlink (chain of symlinks);Mate desktop support – Caja emblems and context menu;Xfce – Thunar 1.5 emblems and […]

Linux Mint 14 RC Available For Download

Linux Mint 14 “Nadia” release candidate, based on Ubuntu 12.10, has been made available for download yesterday and, like the previous version, is available for download in two editions: MATE and Cinnamon.Linux Mint 14 Mate RCLinux Mint 14 RC MATE edition features MATE 1.4, which brings lots of bug fixes, as well as some minor […]

DockBarX Sees New Release, Now Available For MATE Desktop Too

DockBarX 0.90.3 has been released. For those not familiar with DockBarX, this is an application launcher / switcher that works as a GNOME2 panel applet, Avant Window Navigator applet or as a stand-alone dock. With the new version, I’ve also packaged it for MATE so you can use it as a MATE panel applet.DockBarX features: pin […]