Install Mate Desktop Environemt on Ubuntu 12.04 and 11.10

In this article I will show you how to install the Mate Desktop Environment on Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin and on Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric.

Because Ubuntu 12.04 and Ubuntu 11.10 have different repos, use this first trick, that works on both Ubuntu distros and chooses it’s repo.

Add repo:
$ sudo add-apt-repository "deb $(lsb_release -cs) main"
$ sudo apt-get update
Install Mate Archive Keyring:
$ sudo apt-get install mate-archive-keyring
$ sudo apt-get update
Install Mate Core and Mate Desktop:
$ sudo apt-get install mate-core mate-desktop-environment

To remove mate and its extra installed packages, do this:
$ sudo apt-get remove libmatesensorsappletplugin mate-calc mate-desktop-environment mate-netspeed mate-sensors-applet mate-system-tools mate-utils mozo python-mate-menu system-tools-backends

Related Reading: Install Cinnamon on Ubuntu 12.04

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