How install Mate Desktop on Ubuntu 16.04

Here will explain how to install the Desktop Mate on Ubuntu Xenial with console. MATE is the continuation of the GNOME 2 desktop environment, which for many years was Ubuntu's standard interface. Only with Ubuntu 11.04 was the change to Unity.




Open a terminal using Ctrl + Alt + T .

Add to your repository

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:ubuntu-mate-dev/xenial-mate

sudo apt update

sudo apt install ubuntu-mate-core

Now reboot your computer

sudo reboot

On the login dialog , click to your usarname, my username is linux

image login dialog

On the start where the red circle is, with the mouse, click

image red circle with the start

Change from Ubuntu

image with ubuntu as desktop

.... to Mate

image with ubuntu as desktop

Give you password


...and your new Ubuntu with Mate

image with ubuntu as desktop

Uninstall mate-desktop

To remove just mate-desktop package itself:

sudo apt-get remove mate-desktop

To remove the mate-desktop package and any other dependant package which are no longer needed from Ubuntu Xenial.

sudo apt-get remove --auto-remove mate-desktop

If you also want to delete configuration and/or data files of mate-desktop from Ubuntu Xenial then this will work:

sudo apt-get purge mate-desktop

To delete configuration and/or data files of mate-desktop and it's dependencies from Ubuntu Xenial then execute:

sudo apt-get purge --auto-remove mate-desktop

To remove PPA repository, Software & Updates + Other Software .

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