Fedora 18 Mate Desktop Spin

A lot of people were asking for Fedora 18 (Spherical Cow) with Mate Desktop Environment pre-installed cd-image. The cd-image comes pre-installed with MATE desktop 1.5.5 version.

What is MATE?

MATE (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈmate]) is a desktop environment forked from the now-unmaintained code base of GNOME 2. The name derives from yerba mate, a species of holly native to subtropical South America used to prepare a beverage called mate.The renaming is necessary to avoid conflicts with GNOME 3 components. Several GNOME applications have been forked and renamed:

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The cd-image is only available in x86_64/amd64. If you want to install Mate Desktop Environment on 32-Bit/i386 system. enter the command given below in Terminal:


yum install @mate-desktop

Application :

Download (only direct download is available):

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You can visit the project homepage: Project homepage

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