Ubuntu – How to install MATE (the desktop environment)

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I have seen several youtube videos that are showing MATE (The Gnome 2.x fork) installed in 11.10. How can I install it to test it out in 11.10 and above.

If it helps the only sources I know of are:

SourceForge, GitHub, and Matsusoft

Best Answer

Since there is now an official Ubuntu Mate release ("15.04 and later"), why not just switch to that:

apt-get install ubuntu-mate-desktop

should do that for you (offering another desktop alternative, just like lubuntu-desktop etc)