MATE 1.4: The GNOME 2 Desktop Clone Gets a Key Update

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Fans of Linux in general and Linux Mint in particular are no doubt already familiar with MATE, the GNOME 2-like desktop that was first included in Linux Mint 12 as an alternative for users wary of GNOME 3.

MATE is still less than a year old, but on Monday the open source project behind it announced a brand-new update.

With packages available for Debian, Ubuntu, Fedora, and other Linux distributions as well, MATE 1.4 includes numerous bug fixes and several key new features.

Ready for a quick rundown? Here's what you can expect to see.

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