Ubuntu MATE 16.04 Beta 1 – Linux review video



The Ubuntu MATE 16.04 Beta 1 release notes can be found here: https://ubuntu-mate.org/blog/ubuntu-mate-xenial-beta1

“Ubuntu MATE is a stable, easy-to-use operating system with a configurable desktop environment. It is ideal for those who want the most out of their computers and prefer a traditional desktop metaphor. With modest hardware requirements it is suitable for modern workstations, single board computers and older hardware alike.” – Ubuntu-MATE.org

26 thoughts on “Ubuntu MATE 16.04 Beta 1 – Linux review video

  1. was heartbroken when mate/gnome 2.0 got dumped for unity, nice to see a comeback of common sense no B.S work serious but slic interface that is the xubuntu/mate/ style desktops. every time i come accross a w10 machine i play with it for a minute and the give it the finger and walk off in despair! if i get a x86 tablet for fun i'll put mate on it.

  2. Thank you for this very informative video. I have been using this on my main laptop for about a month and am seriously considering switching my main desktop from Linux Mint Mate to this. One of the most remarkable features to me is the integration of Tilda (F12) into the menu. I use it for a lot more than just the command line, for instance, if i am watching a full screen video and I need to see the time I just hit F12 and there it is F12 again and back to the video.

  3. let me start off the holy war of linux distros, but fuckin lol @ 30:45 "built in security" yeah like that time mint was hacked and a bunch of people downloaded mint with a backdoor inside of the OS. stick with debian. ubuntu and mint suck. both have amazon ad tracking built into them. there both like windows when it comes to caring about your privacy and security.

  4. very nice! strongly recommended for new users. will be adding it to my kids computers. Hope Martin will one day add a launcher (app draw) desktop layout – the only thing holding me back from replacing Unity.

  5. I really do like this.
    I was wondering how many virtual desktops can you get and can you change
    the background of each like you can with KDE and XFCE?
    Also, can you remove that horrible black theme? I hate black backgrounds with white text.

  6. I'm a relatively new Linux user after switching from Windows 10 (mostly), and I'm a fan of Ubuntu GNOME right now… But I have to say, the Ubuntu MATE team did a pretty damn good job here. I might just have to try it out sometime, once 16.04 is out of beta.

  7. FINALLY A LINUX THAT DOESN'T SUCK ! I am so happy ,been using it for 3 weeks and everything i like to do seems to work the wifi works perfect , I really like the new MINT but cant seem to get the WIFI to ever work correctly its always a pain in the ass to use the INTERNET so its just more LINUX junk to me and i have wasted soo many hours and
    hours on so many different distros just to have so many headaches in terminal HELL and just to become another LINUX dropout and sadly returning to microsoft WINDOWS
    with no hope of ever finding a LINUX that all the good stuff works without spending last
    few good years of my life to learn how to make the good stuff work- i am in my 60s and dont have the TIME to be a LINUX NERD i just want to have fun on my new laptop
    UBUNTU 16.04 MATE is GREAT so goodbye WINDOWS 10 it really SUCKS BIGTIME ! ! !

  8. Will the beta version update easily to the final release, or will it require a complete reinstall from scratch, or will it work using an "over the top" install of the beta version, or require a completely clean install?

  9. 05:38 while I appreciate your understanding. I rather like that libreoffice is pre-installed. A full feature office suite is nice to have. I and many of my co-workers use Libreoffice and having to download it on every workstation can be a bit of a pain. I know there's options to download on one machine then have it hosting/broadcasting, but then again I a bit lazy. Keep up the great work! I was on blab using my phone so I didn't get the full experience next time I'll join the conversation.

  10. One of the "great things" about an application like VLC media player is that "although it's QT based" it's not "distribution specific" like so many of the other QT based applications are. In fact, like some of the best "non-distribution specific" (GIMP, Firefox, LibreOffice) GTK and QT applications, it's also a multi-platform application. Unfortunately, most applications that use QT are loaded with an enormous amount of KDE dependencies. The "countless" updates to which can "and probably will" eventually create serious conflicts in distributions that rely on GTK. VLC is "living proof" that the two can peacefully co-exist if the will to do so is present.

  11. Been running it for over a week, and it's stable as all getout. As someone who started with Ubuntu 8.04, I was overjoyed when MATE desktop arrived. I hate Unity and GNOME 3; feel "meh" about KDE and XCFE, and love MATE for its lightweightedness and its configurability.

    Ubuntu MATE FTW!

  12. Been running it for over a week, and it's stable as all getout. As someone who started with Ubuntu 8.04, I was overjoyed when MATE desktop arrived. I hate Unity and GNOME 3; feel "meh" about KDE and XCFE, and love MATE for its lightweightedness and its configurability.

    Ubuntu MATE FTW!

  13. Been running it for over a week, and it's stable as all getout. As someone who started with Ubuntu 8.04, I was overjoyed when MATE desktop arrived. I hate Unity and GNOME 3; feel "meh" about KDE and XCFE, and love MATE for its lightweightedness and its configurability.

    Ubuntu MATE FTW!

  14. Looks good !! Im impressed! This video gave good details and went over all the features. This looks like a distro I might want to use. How well does it do on resources? Is this a distro that can be used on older computers with low ram? Yes, I know there are other distros out there suited for low ram and old computers but does this one work well?

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