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-Having [[blog:​distro_doom|successfully installed Ubuntu MATE]] at the start of the year, to replace a defunct Manjaro installation that had done good service for many months before succumbing to the problems of being a rolling distro, I can now report what a fortnight of using it feels like.+{{:​blog:​matelogo.png?​direct&​180 |}}Having [[blog:​distro_doom|successfully installed Ubuntu MATE]] at the start of the year, to replace a defunct Manjaro installation that had done good service for many months before succumbing to the problems of being a rolling distro, I can now report what a fortnight of using it feels like.
  
 First thing to say, emphatically:​ it works! It works fine, in fact. All the applications I need (which often weren'​t in other distro repositories whenever I tried them a few years back) were swiftly and painlessly installed and work just as you'd expect them to. Despite MATE being a GTK (and hence Gnome-ish) desktop environment,​ key bits of KDE-based functionality work flawlessly -in particular, Clementine is happily playing its way through my music collection. First thing to say, emphatically:​ it works! It works fine, in fact. All the applications I need (which often weren'​t in other distro repositories whenever I tried them a few years back) were swiftly and painlessly installed and work just as you'd expect them to. Despite MATE being a GTK (and hence Gnome-ish) desktop environment,​ key bits of KDE-based functionality work flawlessly -in particular, Clementine is happily playing its way through my music collection.
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