mateu 12.10 Beta 2
It supports both 32-bit and 64-bit hardware platforms
The distribution is available for download as two Live DVD ISO images or approximately 1GB in size each, one for each of the supported hardware platforms (32-bit and 64-bit).
The user will be able to quickly start the live system
Both Live DVD images use a standard bootloader that allows the user to start the live system with default boot options and drivers or in safe graphics mode, perform a memory diagnostic test, start the installer directly, as well as to boot an existing operating system from the first disk drive detected by the BIOS.
You must log in before using the MATE environment
Unfortunately, the distribution has been designed in such a way that it will drop users to a login screen where they must enter the “mateu” users name (without any password) to log into the system.
The MATE desktop environment uses a two-panel layout, one on the upper part of the screen from where you can easily navigate the main menu and launch applications, and another one located on the bottom edge of screen and designed for quick interaction with running programs.
Includes a small collection of software
Despite the fact that it weights approximately 1GB in size, the operating system includes a small collection of software, such as the VLC Media Player, Midor web browser, Wicd network manager, GDebi Debian/Ubuntu package installer, as well as all the MATE-specific applications.
Summing up, mateu tries to be the unofficial MATE edition of Ubuntu, providing users with a classic graphical desktop environment in the style of GNOME 2. It is suitable for low-end machines or computers with old hardware components. Keep in mind though, that it is no longer under active development.
Reviewed by Marius Nestor, last updated on July 8th, 2014
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Application descriptionmateu is an open source Linux operating system based on the popular Ubuntu Linux distribution and featuring by the MAT...