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Mate 1.6 Desktop Released, Install it in Ubuntu 13.04/12.10/12.04/11.10/Linux Mint

Install Mate Desktop 1.6 in Ubuntu 13.04 Raring/Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal/Ubuntu 12.04 Precise/11.10/Linux Mint 14/13/12

The GNOME 2 Fork ‘Mate’ is a desktop environment. If you wish to use this desktop environment on Ubuntu to replace your current desktop interface. It provides an intuitive and attractive desktop to Linux users using traditional metaphors.

Changes and improvements in Mate 1.6:

Support for systemd-logind in mate-session-manager, mate-screensaver and mate-power-manager has been added.
The places sidebar has been improved.
Support for new thumbnailers specification has been added.
Wallpapers are now cached for a better memory management.
A connect server dialog has been added from Nautilus 3.
An option has been added to open new windows on the center of the screen.
New GTK2/3 themes have been implemented.

To install Mate desktop in Ubuntu/Linux Mint open Terminal (Press Ctrl+Alt+T) and add relevant repository to Terminal then scroll down for install commands:
>> For Ubuntu 13.04 Raring

sudo add-apt-repository “deb http://packages.mate-desktop.org/repo/ubuntu raring main”

>> For Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal/Linux

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