Discover. The MATE Desktop
Traditional desktop with modern improvements
MATE is a fork of GNOME 2 which was deprecated to make way for GNOME 3 development. It continues that long tradition of providing an intuitive and attractive desktop environment, but brings a much needed overhaul in both back and front-end functionality.
The familiar desktop
The desktop uses the Mint Menu, which is very popular among users! Simplified access to the much loved Applications, Places and System components with ability to search right within the menu.
MATE is bringing the GNOME 2 desktop into the modern era with new functions and features, like the system control center overhaul.