Install MATE 1.8 desktop in Ubuntu 14.04

Add the MATE desktop to your Ubuntu 14.04 system

By , ITworld |  Software, Linux, Ubuntu

Here's how you can install the MATE 1.8 desktop environment in Ubuntu 14.04. MATE offers a more traditional desktop environment than Ubuntu's Unity.

1. Open a terminal window.

2. Type in the following commands then hit Enter after each.

sudo add-apt-repository "deb http://repo.mate-desktop.org/archive/1.8/ubuntu $(lsb_release -cs) main"

wget -q http://mirror1.mate-desktop.org/debian/mate-archive-keyring.gpg -O- |

sudo apt-key add -

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install mate-core mate-desktop-environment mate-notification-daemon

MATE 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. It provides an intuitive and attractive desktop to Linux users using traditional metaphors.

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