Install Linux Mint "MATE" desktop on ubuntu

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"MATE" is a fork of GNOME 2 which is the default desktop environment of one of the fastest growing Linux flavor "Linux Mint".

To install MATE environment on your existing ubuntu system follow this steps:

1) To ad linux mint repository to your repository list open terminal and fire following command:

sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list 

This comand will open a sources.list file in gedit. Now in the opened file paste following lines at the end:
 
deb http://packages.linuxmint.com/ lisa main upstream import

Save and close the file.

2) Now fire following commands:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install linuxmint-keyring 
sudo apt-get update 
sudo apt-get install mint-meta-mate

After successful execution of these commands you are having MATE installed on your system. Now to use it logout and at the login screen choose Mate as desktop environment before login.


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