MATE is usually associated to the herb that's used to make the popular infusion, typical in countries such as Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay, but it also has to do with one of the best desktop environments available in Linux.
Based on the code of GNOME 2, the MATE environment is very recommendable for the humblest computers and it's compatible with the majority of popular distributions, including Ubuntu, Debian, Fedora, Linux Mint, Arch Linux or Gentoo, among others.
Applications available in MATE
This desktop environment comes along with loads of useful applications that have been renamed so not to be in conflict with GNOME.
- The file manager Caja.
- The archive manager named as Engrampa.
- A window manager called Marco.
- A terminal that has been named as MATE Terminal.
- The menu editor Mozo.
- A Gedit-based text editor called Pluma.
- And the image viewer Eye of Mate.
Now you know, if you want to customize the aspect of your Linux desktop, don't forget to get hold of the latest version of this environment.