How To Install Mate 1.8 On Ubuntu 13.10,12.10,12.04 And Linux Mint 16,14,13

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.

How To Install Mate 1.8 On Ubuntu 13.10,12.10,12.04 And Linux Mint 16,14,13

How To Install Mate 1.8 On Ubuntu 13.10,12.10,12.04 And Linux Mint 16,14,13

Among others, MATE 1.8 comes 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 a lot of bug fixes.

For now, Mate 1.8 did not get support for systemd and Wayland, which will most likely be scheduled for the next version of Mate, Mate 1.10.

In this article I will show you how to install Mate 1.8 on Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander, Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, Linux Mint 16 Petra, Linux Mint 14 Nadia and Linux Mint 13 Maya.

Because it is available via the Official Repositories, installing Mate 1.8 on the listed Ubuntu and Linux Mint systems is easy. Follow the instructions for your system exactly, in order to get a successful installation.

How to install Mate 1.8 on Ubuntu 13.10 and Linux Mint 16:

$ sudo add-apt-repository "deb http://repo.mate-desktop.org/ubuntu saucy main"
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get --yes --quiet --allow-unauthenticated install mate-archive-keyring

Install the mate-core package for the base packages only:

$ sudo apt-get install mate-core

Or install the mate-desktop-enviornment, for the full DE:

$ sudo apt-get install mate-desktop-environment

How to install Mate 1.8 on Ubuntu 12.10 and Linux Mint 14:

$ sudo add-apt-repository "deb http://repo.mate-desktop.org/ubuntu quantal main"
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get --yes --quiet --allow-unauthenticated install mate-archive-keyring

Install the mate-core package for the base packages only:

$ sudo apt-get install mate-core

Or install the mate-desktop-enviornment, for the full DE:

$ sudo apt-get install mate-desktop-environment

How to install Mate 1.8 on Ubuntu 12.04 and Linux Mint 13:

$ sudo add-apt-repository "deb http://repo.mate-desktop.org/ubuntu precise main"
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get --yes --quiet --allow-unauthenticated install mate-archive-keyring

Install the mate-core package for the base packages only:

$ sudo apt-get install mate-core

Or install the mate-desktop-enviornment, for the full DE:

$ sudo apt-get install mate-desktop-environment

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