MATE Desktop 1.12 Desktop Environment recently released, the continuation of GNOME 2. It provides an intuitive and attractive desktop environment using traditional metaphors for Linux and other Unix-like operating systems.
MATE 1.12 changelog
- Fixes and improvements for GTK3 support across the entire MATE Desktop including GTK 3.18 support.
- Touchpad support is significantly improved and now features multi touch and natural scrolling.
- Multi monitor support has been improved so the display settings use output names and the revised UI lets you set the primary monitor.
- The power applet now displays model and vendor information so you can distinguish between multiple battery powered devices.
- Improved session management which now includes screensaver inhibition while playing media.
- MATE now listens to the org.gnome.SessionManager namespace.
- Extended systemd support.
- Long standing bugs and many little usability paper-cuts were fixed.
- For example, panel applets are no longer reordered when changing screen resolutions.
- Translations updated and a number of components now retrieve strings directly from gschema (requires intltool 0.50.1).
- Dropped support for win32 and osx.
See changelog for more details
Install Mate 1.12 on Ubuntu OS, Linux Mint
Note: This ppa isn’t yet updated as at when this article was written.
sudo apt-add-repository ppa:ubuntu-mate-dev/ppa sudo apt-add-repository ppa:ubuntu-mate-dev/utopic-mate sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install mate-desktop-environment-core
Alternatively follow instruction on mate-desktop wiki