How to install the Linux Mint 13 MATE desktop in Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal.

This sequence of commands will install the Linux Mint 13 MATE desktop on Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal.

[[email protected] Desktop]$ sudo add-apt-repository "deb http://packages.mate-desktop.org/repo/ubuntu quantal main"
[[email protected] Desktop]$ sudo apt-get update
[[email protected] Desktop]$ sudo apt-get install mate-archive-keyring
[[email protected] Desktop]$ sudo apt-get update
[[email protected] Desktop]$ sudo apt-get install mate-core
[[email protected] Desktop]$ sudo apt-get install mate-desktop-environment

This desktop as I have written before is an awesome replacement for the default Unity desktop and deserves to be your default desktop environment.

Read more here: http://wiki.mate-desktop.org/download. I wish that Canonical would include the MATE desktop as a downloadable distribution of Ubuntu. They could call it Mubuntu. How about it?

3 responses to “How to install the Linux Mint 13 MATE desktop in Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal.

Awesome! Well that is good news, I have Ubuntu 10.10 on my netbook and I love the classic Gnome interface.

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