How to Install Mate

Install Mate 1.8 Desktop Environment in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

MATE Desktop Environment is the continuation of GNOME 2. It provides an intuitive and attractive desktop environment using traditional metaphors for Linux and other Unix-like operating systems. The latest release of Mate desktop environment 1.8 comes with several new features and improvements, some of which are: Added “Open parent location” option in the search view context menu Added side-by-side tiling (window snapping) Added a progress bar to the logout dialog Added support to use Metacity as a window manager Added MATE User Guide Added mpaste tool for http://paste.