Australis Mate 64

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The MATE edition of the Australis Linux operating system designed for 64-bit architectures

editor's review




As its name suggests, Australis Mate 64 is an open source distribution of Linux, a special edition of the Australis Linux OS designed for 64-bit computers and using MATE, a clone of GNOME 2 (GNOME Classic), as its default and only desktop environment. It is based on the Ubuntu Linux operating system.

Available for download as a 64-bit Live DVD

The distribution is available for download as a 64-bit Live DVD ISO image, designed from the ground up to work only on 64-bit (x86_64) computers, despite the fact that it supports both 32-bit and 64-bit applications.

The boot options are pretty standard

Being based on Ubuntu, Australis Mate 64’s boot screen is pretty standard, designed to allow users to easily start the live environment with default options or in safe graphics mode, perform a fresh install, run a memory test, as well as to boot an existing OS from the first disk drive.

Modern and gorgeous graphical session powered by MATE

When booting the live environment with default settings, the system will load the graphical session immediately. It uses the ultra fast and traditional MATE desktop environment with a gorgeous layout comprised of a top panel and a bottom dock. A dark theme is used for the entire graphical environment, including the dock (application launcher).

Includes a plethora of open source apps

Australis Mate 64 includes a plethora of open source apps, among which we can mention Parcellite, Xfburn, KeePassX, Synapse, TrueCrypt, USB Image Writer, USB Stick Formatter, Variety, Gedit, GIMP, Birdie, Mozilla Firefox, Geary, Google Chrome, HexChat, Mumble, NitroShare, Pidgin, qBittorrent, ScreenCloud, FF Multi Converter, LibreOffice, Audacious, HandBrake and SMPlayer.

Bottom line

In conclusion, the Australis Mate 64 operating system proved to be a very stable, fast and attractive distribution of Linux that does not require any special skills to use it.

Australis Mate 64 was reviewed by Marius Nestor
Last updated on June 27th, 2014
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