MATE

MATE
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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.