Canonical might adopt Ubuntu MATE as an official flavor
We are pleased to announce today, July 4, that the Ubuntu MATE Remix 14.10 has reached Alpha stage and is available for download as Live DVD/USB images that can be installed.Ubuntu MATE Remix 14.10 Alpha comes as a July 4 surprise to many who believed the controversial project would become reality sooner or later. It beautifully integrates the MATE desktop environment into the latest upstream Ubuntu release.
The distribution was developed by a few members of the Ubuntu community and provides users with an old-school graphical desktop environment, which reminds us of the good ol’ times of Ubuntu 10.04.
Mark Shuttleworth seems quite delighted to see that the Ubuntu community created yet another masterpiece, this time based on the traditional MATE desktop environment. “Delighted to see MATE arriving as an official desktop remix in Ubuntu; for those of you who like the old stuff, now on crisp new foundations.”
Download Ubuntu MATE Remix 14.10 Alpha 1 right now from Softpedia. Keep in mind though that this is an unstable (development) version that should not be installed on production machines.
We recommend our users to try the operating without installing it, directly from the Live DVD/USB. Detailed instructions can be found in the download link above. Happy 4th of July!