How to Install MATE desktop environment in Ubuntu 12.04

MATE is a fork for GNOME which makes it a purely traditional much loved environment that we had in GNOME 2. This simple guide lets you install MATE on Ubuntu 12.04 with ease by following the simple procedures below:

Add the repository to the source list:

sudo add-apt-repository “deb oneiric main”


sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install mate-archive-keyring
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install mate-core
sudo apt-get install mate-desktop-environment

That’s it. You should now be able to select MATE from the login screen.

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Posted June 14, 2012 by Santhosh in category "Linux