Linux Mint Mate

Yeah, I know y’all are on Cinnamon, right? Nothing to say against it, as this particular desktop has matured nicely and became a bit faster lately. But did you know Mint is also available with Xfce and Mate desktops? Ok, let’s not care about Xfce but I guess Mate is worth a good hard look. Tom did it already so you don’t have to. 😉

And again we see how different various distros and environments appear for individual users and their more or less bad computers. I’ve never encountered any Mate flavoured distro as buggy in the least little bit, and consider this continuation of the old Gnome2 desktop very light on resources and the most stable of them all … while Tom seems to suffer a very buggy experience. :/

And again, Tom and associated Anglophones, it’s not Muh-tey but Muh-teh, with slight emphasis on the first syllable! It’s a Spanish term based on Yerba Mate herbal “tea” ffs!

 

3 comments

  1. 🙂 I had a look at Tom’s video and I enjoyed it.

    You already know that I am a fan of the MATE desktop environment. So, it would not be a surprise to you if I said, “That Linux Mint with the MATE desktop was my favourite distro in the past.”

    But what would surprise the hell out of you is that I wiped Manjaro Linux with the MATE desktop environment clean from my system; it was replaced by Namib with the MATE desktop environment (Curiosity got the better of me. You were always boasting about Namib and I had to give it a try).

    I must admit that I am impressed with it; I wanted to see what all of the fuss was about concerning Namib.

    I would also like to point out that Manjaro Linux with the MATE desktop environment works well.

    My only concern is that Namib looks like it is being run by a one-man team (I could be wrong about that).

    Recently, SwagArch — one of my favourite Arch-derivatives, came to an end because the person behind it had enough and switched to Solus.

    Since you are a fan of Namib, do you know if it is run by a devoted team like Manjaro Linux?

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    • Ahoy Renard, so many questions, let’s get at it, shall we?

      ” “That Linux Mint with the MATE desktop was my favourite distro in the past.” ”
      Indeed no surprise. 😉 It’s just too adorable and clever.

      “But what would surprise the hell out of you is that I wiped Manjaro Linux with the MATE desktop environment clean from my system”
      I didn’t know but again no surprise that I wasn’t the only one having had lots of problems with Manjaro’s Mate flavour, and it took them years to even lift Mate to community status, and Manjaro generally breaking after every 3rd or 4th update.

      “it was replaced by Namib with the MATE desktop environment (Curiosity got the better of me. You were always boasting about Namib and I had to give it a try).

      I must admit that I am impressed with it; I wanted to see what all of the fuss was about concerning Namib.”
      All the fuzz was created mostly by me if I say so myself. Apart from my view blogposts Namib’s lacking media presence reflects it’s fairly low ranking in the DistroWatch charts. And I stick to my word: For me, on all my hardware, Namib runs smoother and spunkier than Manjaro ever did. And it lets me do more shit.

      “I would also like to point out that Manjaro Linux with the MATE desktop environment works well.”
      Unfortunately never did for me. :/

      “My only concern is that Namib looks like it is being run by a one-man team (I could be wrong about that)
      No, you’re right, frederic2ec is a one-man-band and does very well, considering he supplies 6 or 7 desktops. Otoh it’s gotta be said, Namib after installation becomes vanilla Arch (correct me if I’m wrong) and all the upkeep is done by Arch upstream. At least that’s what I think. Waiting for a new snapshot or at least some lifesigns in the nearly dead forum since quite a while. Well, since Arch is rolling I don’t need any further input by Namib itself.

      “Recently, SwagArch — one of my favourite Arch-derivatives, came to an end because the person behind it “had enough and switched to Solus.” ”
      So I’ve heard too, and blogged accordingly. 😉

      “Since you are a fan of Namib, do you know if it is run by a devoted team like Manjaro Linux?”
      Strictly one-man-band. 😐 Don’t you read my blog?

      LøL

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