Good Linuxy morning, dears!
I was wrong about Manjaro, the apology is out since yesterday, so why do a parte deux today? Because I told you I wanted to do a brief checkup on Manjaro Mate today, after I was kinda very nicely surprised by Cinnamon yesterday. But Cinnamon is one thing, it’s the desktop de jour and one should expect it to be always up to date by the distros. Mate is another thing, only some old grannies like Orca are still using it; utilitarians with no sense of style and beauty and a total focus on functionality and undisturbed workflow.
So of course the showy-offy Manjaro devs never treated Mate with the respect it deserves. But lately I hear a new maintainer took over the maintenance of Mate in the community team. So of course I wanted to check it out:
Okayokay, No panic. I know we all need a nifty Second Life viewer and exactly that thing failed to install. 😦 I bet it’s just a short research and one or maybe two added commands in terminal and I could get this distro version online inworld. Buuut, I won’t recommend the Mate DE for you grrls n bois anyway, I want you all to use Cinnamon. As we’ve seen it’s even less problematic and nicer to look at, too. And if I wasn’t such a sloppy creature of habit I’d be on Cinnamon, too.