Ubuntu MATE with Unity image? Yes, with the next Mutiny option


As a low-resource computer owner, one of the official Ubuntu flavors that I like the most is Ubuntu MATE. Admittedly, this flavor is not the lightest of all, but it unites an image that I have been used to for years with more agility than that offered by the standard version and its graphical environment. Unity. That is why I experienced mixed feelings when I saw the tweet you have after the cut.

The first thing I have felt is that this image is an aberration of technology. Why burden yourself with what such a good result has been offering us to users? To me, it didn't make any sense. But it does have it if we consider that it is actually only one option that can be activated from the system preferences. We could say that it is nothing more than a theme or skin that will arrive under the name of Mutiny and it will unite part of the Unity environment with the agility of MATE. Interesting, right?

Mutiny, the new optional image of Ubuntu MATE

A Mutiny is coming! Yes, it is a top menu. Yes, it is Ubuntu MATE. See you all on Thursday with the launch of beta1!

Mutiny was created in November of last year. In fact, his idea came up in a pub on a Podcast in which its creator, Martin Wimpress, was present. It just mimics the Unity UI, but no dash or hud. If you want to try it, the first beta will be available from February 25, which is next Thursday. Without a doubt, I will install it on a USB to test it.

This new option adds appeal to Ubuntu MATE. If it was already my favorite version, this new image might be the reason why I installed this flavor on other less resource-limited laptops as well, but I will still have to test the final version of Ubuntu LTS 16.04 which will be officially released on April 21.

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  1.   josele13 said

    Go go, just the desktop I was looking for, I have been using Unity for a long time and the bar on the left is very usable, but I had never liked the dash, now the union of the bar on the left plus gnome 2 is the most, I love it, on top spend less money, Bye Unity I'm going to Munity, great ...

    thanks to the developers ... you are the cane.

  2.   Celis gerson said

    What nonsense… They are supposed to have created mate because of Unity's nonconformity and now they come out with such a point! -_-

  3.   Ruben said

    I do not know, the truth is that it looks very good but if it does not have Dash it is nothing more than a dock on one side and the menus on the bar. But hey, if users like ...

    I also tried Ubuntu Mate looking for a light distro but with nautilus (not like Xubuntu) and I ended up switching to Linux Mint Cinnamon because it is lighter.

  4.   Ruisu cordova said

    I love the unity interface but it is very heavy for my pc, this is a good opportunity to test it in MATE: 3

    1.    Paul Aparicio said

      Hi, Ruisu. Much has to change for you to like it. This weekend I have tried it and the bar on the left is nothing to write home about. It's just aesthetic, like the MATE top bar, but fatter and with fewer options. In my case, the top bar didn't even work, but I guess that will work in the final version. What I liked least about Mutiny is that it doesn't offer the Unity search option, but I guess that's getting used to.

      Canonical wants Unity on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS to be more fluid and I of you would try the first versions first to decide. Maybe they surprise us. What is clear is that Ubuntu 16.04 has much lighter points than 15.10, which is especially noticeable in the software center, which is very light. The downside is that the searches weren't working and it forced me to install Synaptic (which I always do anyway).

      A greeting.