MATE Desktop on Ubuntu

Install MATE Desktop on Ubuntu 16.04

The version of MATE 1.16 in this PPA is (mostly) built against GTK2+ to ensure compatibility with Ubuntu MATE 16.04 and all 3rd party MATE applets, plugins and extensions. Click the link for more info:

$ sudo su -
# apt-add-repository ppa:ubuntu-mate-dev/xenial-mate
# apt-get update
# apt-get install mate
# reboot

After Ubuntu restarted, select MATE for your Desktop environment


Command to upgrade MATE:

$ sudo apt-get dist-upgrade


Commands to remove MATE:

$ sudo su -
# add-apt-repository --remove ppa:ubuntu-mate-dev/xenial-mate
# apt-get remove mate 
# apt-get autoremove