Ubuntu MATE 18.04 has released it's final ISOs to download

Ubuntu MATE 18.04 has released its final ISOs to download

I like Mate desktop, because it has lot of options to customize. I could make it as my desire and dream. It is my pleasure that Ubuntu is using MATE as it’s community based flavor for years. The new Ubuntu Mate 18.04 has been released on 26th April 2018.

New things are quite same in core side of Ubuntu main distribution. But antithetical and some functionality has made some great changes.

First of all this version is using MATE Desktop 1.20.1. That means it has transitioned from the GTK 2.24 based MATE 1.12 to the very latest MATE 1.20.1 based on GTK 3.22. So, everybody is waiting for many of the new features.

I am trying to tell some of them one by one:

The File Manager (Caja) has now ready to operate a lot of work. Developers has been added several new features to Caja. Those are:
  • Advanced bulk rename - A batch renaming extension.
  • Encryption - An extension which allows encryption and decryption of files using GnuPG.
  • Hash checking - An extension for computing and validating message digests or checksums.
  • ACL properties - An extension to edit access control lists (ACLs) and extended attributes (xattr). Folder Color - An extension for applying custom colours and emblems to folders and files. Replaced the deprecated caja-gksu with caja-admin which uses PolicyKit to elevate permissions in the file manager for administrative tasks.
Window Manager (Marco)
If hardware/drivers support DRI3 then the window manager (Marco) compositing is now hardware accelerated. This dramatically improves 3D rendering performance, particularly in games. If  hardware doesn’t support DRI3 then Marco will fall back to a software compositor.

Desktop Layouts
Ubuntu Mate developers make an amazing style to use various desktop layouts. It will bring a new kind of desktop experience to a new or older user. They called them diferently according to style and app organization.
  • Familiar - the default experience, a familiar two panel layout with a searchable menu
  • Mutiny - application dock, searchable launcher and global menus similar to Unity 7
  • Cupertino - a dock and top panel with searchable launcher and global menus similar to macOS
  • Redmond - single bottom panel with a searchable menu, similar to the taskbar in Windows
  • Pantheon - a dock and top panel with a searchable menu
  • Contemporary - modernised two panel layout featuring a searchable menu with global menus
  • Netbook - a compact, single top panel layout, ideal for small screens
  • Traditional - two panel layout featuring the iconic ‘Applications, Places, System’ menu
Super Key
It is known as Windows key, but in Mac OS the key is named Super Key. Now super can be used to activate the menus/launchers, and other key-bindings.

(MATE Dock Applet, used in the Mutiny layout, also includes launching or switching to docked items based on their position using in the dock using Super + 1, Super + 2 which will be familiar to Unity 7 users. Super + L is also recognised as a screen lock key-binding along with the usual Ctrl + Alt + L that MATE Desktop users expect.)

Global Menu
The Global Menu implementation has switched from TopMenu to Vala Panel Appmenu which is compatible with GTK, Qt, LibreOffice, Firefox/Thunderbird, Google Chrome, Electron and others.
Global Menus are integrated in the Mutiny and Cupertino desktop layouts but can be added to any panel. You could use it to maximise screen space in any Desktop layout.

Brisk Menu
Brisk Menu is an efficient, searchable, menu for the MATE Desktop is being using for years. It comes first in Solus Project, they are original maintainers of Brisk Menu.
The Mutiny and Cupertino desktop layouts make use of a new dash-style launcher, which enables a fullscreen searchable application launcher while the other layouts present Brisk Menu as a more traditional menu.

All informations are taken from Ubuntu-Mate (Bionic Beaver) 18.04 final release note page. You could get more informations and more screenshots there.

Both 32 bit and 64 bit isos are available to download.

Even you could install it on Apple PowerPC or Rasberry Pi. All ISO’s need different kind of hardware.

So, heed to this Ubuntu-Mate Download page and choose your preferred ISO to use in your own machine.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you. I am going to download and test it now.


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