Ubuntu MATE 17.10 Alpha 2 is now available to download and if you're a big fan of the Unity desktop you're going to love what's on offer.
MATE Desktop 1.18 is now available to download. The release completes the migration to GTK3, and adds a splash of improvements to many of its core apps.
UKUI (Ubuntu Kylin User Interface) is a fork of the MATE desktop that is designed to look like Windows 7, a desktop that Kylin say its users prefer.
Ubuntu MATE 16.10 will now definitely ship with the MATE Desktop 1.16, with all relevant desktop packages and app updates available in the Ubuntu archives.
MATE Desktop 1.16 is said to focus on "improving GTK3+ compatibility, migrating components to newer libraries, fixing bugs and code hygiene."
Ubuntu MATE 16.04 will offer full support for Client Side Decoration (CSD) and GTK Header Bar applications out of the box.
Fans of the traditional desktop can rejoice, as the first long-term support release of Ubuntu MATE is now live and available for download.
Interest is growing in Ubuntu MATE Remix and the benefits it offers over stock Ubuntu. But how can you try it out? Through a PPA, of course.
A custom spin of Ubuntu using the GNOME 2-based MATE desktop environment by default is looking to gain official spin status from Canonical.
Whether it's Unity in Ubuntu, GNOME Shell in Fedora, or the number 4 suffixing KDE, there are some users who don't welcome change with open arms. For those people not united behind Unity, remain unsure about GNOME Shell, and couldn't care less about KDE listen up: the GNOME 2 desktop has been forked.