Ubuntu MATE 14.10 Utopic Unicorn : Lightweight and Configurable

Ubuntu MATE 14.10 Utopic Unicorn is a Linux distribution based on Ubuntu 14.10 that uses the MATE desktop environment, it’s the first release of Ubuntu MATE bring with MATE desktop 1.8.1 and LightDM as default display manager with GTK greeter.

Ubuntu MATE 14.10 - MATE desktop environment

“Ubuntu MATE is a stable, easy-to-use operating system with a configurable desktop environment. Ideal for those who want the most out of their desktops, laptops and netbooks and prefer a traditional desktop metaphor. With modest hardware requirements it is suitable for modern workstations and older hardware alike.” About ubuntu MATE

Ubuntu MATE is an unofficial ubuntu flavours it should be soon approved by Canonical as an official flavors.

One important of the MATE desktop is library support for both versions of GNOME GTK+2 and GTK+3, it also allowing you to use application that written with GTK+3 without any compatibility problem.

In addition to using MATE dektop 1.8 as default desktop environment, Ubuntu MATE 14.10 shipped with kernel 3.16 and MATE desktop application such as caja as default file manajer, pluma as default text editor, engrampa archive manager, galculator, mate-applet, mate-panel etc.

Ubuntu MATE 14.10 also include some applications you’ll also find in other Ubuntu flavors like Ubuntu Software Center, Firefox 33, Pidgin, Thunderbird email client, Transmission Bittorrent client, LibreOffice as office suite, Totem and Rhythmbox.

MATE Control center 1.8.3 also added, it allowing ubuntu MATE user to configure applets for the MATE desktop, desktop theme and background, user interface properties, screen resolution, set up accessibility configuration, desktop fonts, keyboard and mouse properties, sound setup, and other MATE parameters. All item in MATE Control Center also can access from menu System – Preferences

Ubuntu MATE 14.10 - MATE Control Center

Use the MATE Search Tool to quickly find any file and folder, access it from menu Accesories – Search for files..

Ubuntu MATE 14.10 - Search Files

The following is video overview of Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn, this video create by linuxscoop, the original video can found here:

More detail about this release you can read on the Ubuntu MATE 14.10 release notes

Download Ubuntu MATE 14.10 Utopic Unicorn

Ubuntu MATE 14.10 Utopic Unicorn is shipped as hybrid Live DVD ISO images and support for multiple hardware platforms, including 64-bit, 32-bit and 64-bit Mac, and multiple languages. You can dowload it from link below:

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