How To Install MATE 1.8 On CentOS 7, Debian Jessie And Debian Wheezy

Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, Mate is a Gnome 2 fork, created by the Arch Linux developers as a an alternative to Gnome Classic (Gnome 2), when the Gnome developers decided to create Gnome 3. Mate became very popular in a short time and now is used on many Linux systems.

The latest version available is Mate 1.8, which has been released a while ago, coming with support for window snapping/side-by-side tiling to the window manager, support for both Metacity and Marco windows managers, IEC units support for Caja and better support for GTK +3.

How To Install MATE 1.8 On CentOS 7, Debian Jessie And Debian Wheezy

In this article I will show you how to install MATE 1.8 on CentOS 7, Debian 8.0 Jessie and Debian 7.0 Wheezy.

Follow the instructions for your system exactly, in order to get a successful installation.

How to install MATE 1.8 on CentOS 7 systems:

MATE 1.8 is available via the EPEL Repository for CentOS 7, so we have to add the repository to our system and perform a group install of the MATE Desktop packages:

$ sudo rpm -Uvh http://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/beta/7/x86_64/epel-release-7-0.2.noarch.rpm
$ sudo yum install epel-release-7-0.2.noarch.rpm
$ sudo yum groupsinstall mate-desktop

How to install MATE 1.8 on Debian 8 Jessie and Debian 7 Wheezy systems:

Because it has been added to the default repositories of either Debian 8 and Debian 7, installing MATE 1.8 on this systems is easy. All you have to do is update the local repository index and install the desired package.

Install the base packages required for a minimal MATE desktop, on Debian systems:

$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install mate-desktop-environment-core

Install the MATE complete desktop, on Debian systems:

$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install mate-desktop-environment

Install the MATE complete desktop + some extras, on Debian systems:

$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install mate-desktop-environment-extras

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