How To Install The Mate 1.6 Desktop Environment On OpenSUSE 13.1, 12.3, 12.2

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.

how to install the Mate 1.6 desktop environment on the latest versions of OpenSUSE available: OpenSUSE 13.1, OpenSUSE 12.3 and OpenSUSE 12.2.

In this article I will show you how to install the Mate 1.6 desktop environment on the latest versions of OpenSUSE available: OpenSUSE 13.1, OpenSUSE 12.3 and OpenSUSE 12.2.

Follow the instructions for your OpenSUSE version, in order to get a successful installation:

How to install Mate 1.6 on OpenSUSE 13.1:

Download the repository:

$ sudo cd /etc/zypp/repos.d/
$ wget -c http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/X11:/MATE:/STABLE:/1.6/openSUSE_Tumbleweed/X11:MATE:STABLE:1.6.repo

Refresh the local repositories:

$ sudo zypper refresh

Install Mate 1.6:

$ sudo zypper in mate-desktop

How to install Mate 1.6 on OpenSUSE 12.3:

Download the repository:

$ sudo cd /etc/zypp/repos.d/
$ wget -c http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/X11:/MATE:/STABLE:/1.6/openSUSE_12.3/X11:MATE:STABLE:1.6.repo

Refresh the local repositories:

$ sudo zypper refresh

Install Mate 1.6:

$ sudo zypper in mate-desktop

How to install Mate 1.6 on OpenSUSE 12.2:

Download the repository:

$ sudo cd /etc/zypp/repos.d/
$ wget -c http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/X11:/MATE:/STABLE:/1.6/openSUSE_12.2/X11:MATE:STABLE:1.6.repo

Refresh the local repositories:

$ sudo zypper refresh

Install Mate 1.6:

$ sudo zypper in mate-desktop

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