|Initial release version|
|Initial release date|
|Latest release version||MATE 1.26|
|Latest release date|
MATE is a desktop environment for Linux and Unix-like operating systems that was forked from GNOME 2, trying to continue it after GNOME 3 had received bad reception due to trying to provide a simple user experience, and making questionable design decisions to achieve that, such as removing maximize and minimize buttons and simplifying configuration options.
Distributions that provide it as default GUI[edit | edit source]
Here provides a list of what distributions use it as a default/alternative desktop environment out of the box.