The Ubuntu MATE Linux distribution is now an official Ubuntu flavor, joining the likes of Xubuntu, Kubuntu and Ubuntu Kylin.
The Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet beta is now available to download, with most community flavors taking part.
In an era dominated by Intel, 64-bit and multi-core processors the idea of actively opting to use an old PowerPC computer seems...hipster-ish.
November wasn't heavy on new Linux distribution releases, but still had more than enough to keep distro-hoppers bouncing from download server to ISO mirror and back again.
Fans of the traditional desktop can rejoice, as the first long-term support release of Ubuntu MATE is now live and available for download.
The first beta release of Ubuntu MATE Remix 14.10 was published at the end of August.
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.