Using MATE for Trisquel 8 was smart, considering that some say Ubuntu MATE is the best version

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t3g
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Turtleman
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I have been trying out Ubuntu MATE, it is really awesome.

pizzaiolo
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Everyone is talking about MATE in Trisquel 8, but no one came up with a source for that :P

tdlnx

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Hmm I might have to try MATE again. I installed in a few months ago and really could not stand it so I replaced it with XFCE which is what I normally use. Are there any real advantages to using MATE over XFCE or is it mostly just personal preference?

Alij
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So what's the difference between mate and gnome 2 again?

loldier
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Gnome 2's code is abandoned while Mate is being maintained. Moreover, Mate has a collection of new or renamed programs. Visually, I see no difference. Somebody in the know should explain why and how Mate is technically superior.

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How is MATE superior to GNOME 2? Well for one thing it supports GTK+ 3 now. They have been working on a lot of other things too.

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Quite naturally, Mate is better than Gnome 2, being maintained and having new functionality added. It would be inane to suggest it never evolves or stays frozen in time, although that seems to have been the goal right from the start. How's Mate superior to all other modern desktop environments?

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I thought gnome-flashback ran on gnome 3? its just made to look like gnome 2. I could be wrong.

onpon4
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Yes... what does that have to do with a comparison between MATE and GNOME 2?

Magic Banana

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davidnotcoulthard
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Guys I don't think anybody says MATE is superior compared to GNOME 2.

It's just that one is available for post-Natty Ubuntu and the other isn't. (oh, and cursor-driven window tiling on MATE, I guess).

(and the last time I tried MATE I couldn't get panel shadows to work after logging in having logged out after I first enabled it)

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Really, MATE is GNOME 2. It's just under a different name because different people are maintaining it now.

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Which is sort of what I said (or tried to say, hmmmmph)(though again, to be fair it's not EXACTLY GNOME 2 - more like ≈GNOME 2)

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Trisquel 8 MATE with the simple and clean look of Ubuntu XFCE edition including Whisker Menu = EXTREME LOVE

File Manager in MATE is a joke. All the buttons at the top and no address bar by default. Confusing clutter of crap.

XFCE has this 5 year old bug with screen goes black when watching videos. Their is workarounds but no bug fix. The only reason I have problems with XFCE. In other parts it is the best. In the area of Mac OS of simpleness and cleanliness.