Version 22.04 LTS Release Date: April 21, 2022 (Release Notes)
Ubuntu MATE 22.04 features MATE Desktop 1.26.1. MATE Desktop 1.26.0 was introduced in 21.10 and benefits from significant effort in fixing bugs in MATE Desktop, optimising performance and plugging memory leaks. MATE Desktop 1.26.1 addresses the bugs we discovered following the initial 1.26.0 release. Our community also fixed some bugs in Plank and Brisk Menu and also fixed the screen reader during installs for visually impaired users In all over 500 bugs have been addressed in this release.
Ubuntu is one of, if not the, largest deployed Linux based desktop operating systems in the world. Linux is at the heart of Ubuntu and makes it possible to create secure, powerful and versatile operating systems, such as Ubuntu and Android. Android is now in the hands of billions of people around the world and it’s also powered by Linux.
Ubuntu is available in a number of different flavours, each coming with its own desktop environment. Ubuntu MATE takes the Ubuntu base operating system and adds the MATE Desktop.
Wikipedia defines a Desktop Environment as:
an implementation of the desktop metaphor made of a bundle of programs running on top of a computer operating system, which share a common graphical user interface (GUI). Desktop GUIs help the user to easily access and edit files.
The MATE Desktop is one such implementation of a desktop environment and includes a file manager which can connect you to your local and networked files, a text editor, calculator, archive manager, image viewer, document viewer, system monitor and terminal. All of which are highly customisable and managed via a control centre.
MATE Desktop provides an intuitive and attractive desktop environment using traditional metaphors, which means if you’ve ever used Microsoft Windows or Apple’s macOS, it will feel very familiar.
The MATE Desktop has a rich history and is the continuation of the GNOME 2 desktop, which was the default desktop environment on many Linux and Unix operating systems for over a decade. This means that MATE Desktop is tried, tested and very reliable.
|CPU||Core 2 Duo||Core i3|
|RAM||1 GB||4 GB|
|Storage||8 GB||16 GB|
|Boot Media||Bootable DVD-ROM||Bootable DVD-ROM or USB Flash Drive|
|Display||1024 x 768||1440 x 900 or higher (with graphics acceleration)|
|Disc Type||Live Disc|