|Ubuntu MATE logo|
Ubuntu MATE 15.04 Vivid Vervet
|Developer||Ubuntu MATE team|
|Source model||Open source|
|Initial release||23 October 2014|
|Latest release||15.04 / 23 April 2015|
|Update method||APT (Software Updater, Ubuntu Software Center)|
|Platforms||IA-32, x86-64, PowerPC, ARMv7|
|Kernel type||Monolithic (Linux)|
|Default user interface||MATE|
Free software licenses|
Ubuntu MATE is a free and open source Linux distribution and an official derivative of Ubuntu. Its main differentiation from Ubuntu is that it uses the MATE desktop environment as its default user interface, based on GNOME 2 which was used for Ubuntu versions prior to 11.04, instead of the Unity graphical shell that is the default user interface for the Ubuntu desktop.
The Ubuntu MATE project was founded by Martin Wimpress and Alan Pope and began as an unofficial derivative of Ubuntu, using an Ubuntu 14.10 base for its first release; a 14.04 LTS release followed shortly. As of February 2015, Ubuntu MATE gained the official Ubuntu flavour status from Canonical Ltd. as per the release of 15.04 Beta 1. In addition to IA-32 and x86-64 which were the initial supported platforms, Ubuntu MATE also supports PowerPC and ARMv7 (on the Raspberry Pi 2).
In April 2015, Ubuntu MATE announced a partnership with British computer reseller Entroware, enabling customers of the latter to purchase desktop and laptop computers with Ubuntu MATE preinstalled with full support.
|Current release||Release no longer supported||Release still supported||Future release|
|Version||Code Name||Release date||Supported Until||Remarks|
|14.04 LTS||Trusty Tahr||2014-11-11||April 2019|
|14.10||Utopic Unicorn||2014-10-23||July 2015||
First release of Ubuntu MATE
|15.04||Vivid Vervet||2015-04-23||December 2015||
First release as an official Ubuntu flavour
|15.10||Wily Werewolf||2015-10-22||July 2016||
The current development branch
- "UbuntuFlavours - Ubuntu Wiki".
- "Team - Ubuntu MATE".
- "Ubuntu MATE Sees Its First Release (14.10)".
- "Ubuntu MATE 14.04 LTS Available For Download".
- Sneddon, Joey-Ellijah. "Ubuntu MATE Is Now An Official Ubuntu Flavor". omgubuntu.co.uk. Retrieved 17 March 2015.
- "GNOME 2 is back: Ubuntu MATE is now an official flavor".
- "Ubuntu MATE 14.04.1 LTS to Get Official PowerPC Support, Dust Your Old Mac".
- "Ubuntu MATE 15.04 Ported to Raspberry Pi 2".
- "Ubuntu MATE Inks First Hardware Deal".
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