Ubuntu MATE March 2015 supporters

Many thanks to everyone who donated to the Ubuntu MATE community this month. You have been generous as always and ensured that we can meet all the costs associated with running the Ubuntu MATE project and the community site. In fact, this month we are able to reward some other projects that Ubuntu MATE benefits from.

How will these donations be spent?

These donations will be used to pay for:

  • All Ubuntu MATE hosting and development server costs for March 2015.
  • All the Ubuntu MATE CDN, bandwidth and email charges for March 2015.
  • Donated €70 to MATE Desktop.
  • Donated €50 to Tilda.
  • Donated €50 to Plank.
  • Purchase microSD cards to give away, with Ubuntu MATE installed, at a Raspberry Pi Jam.

Although Ubuntu MATE 15.04 onward is an official member of the Ubuntu family, and therefore new Ubuntu MATE releases are distributed via the Canonical mirror network, we are serving ~900 downloads of Ubuntu MATE 14.04 and 14.10 per day from our servers. Given that we have committed to support Ubuntu MATE 14.04 until 2019 these donations are much appreciated and help cover the bandwidth costs and fund the development servers we need to prepare new .iso images for Ubuntu MATE 14.04.

Thank you!

Supporting Open Source Projects

Ubuntu MATE is comprised of many Open Source projects, we recognise that. Each month that Ubuntu MATE has a surplus of funds we will make a contribution to an Open Source project that Ubuntu MATE directly benefits from.

We are delighted to announce that Ubuntu MATE has donated €50 to Sebastian Geiger of the Tilda project and also €50 to Rico Tzschichholz of the Plank project.


Tilda at the top and Plank at the bottom in Ubuntu MATE 15.04.

These are two great applications, both improve the user experience of Ubuntu MATE 15.04. The addition of Tilda generated an awful lot of attention for Ubuntu MATE and has proven an extremely useful development tool. Plank is well known, and loved, by many Linux users. Plank (and Docky before it) have been an essential part of my desktop set-up for years.

Donations to MATE Desktop

Those of you who have downloaded Ubuntu MATE from this website recently will have noticed the Download Tip we place on the page. We’ve made it clear that those tips are shared between the Ubuntu MATE and MATE Desktop projects. We have donated half the download tips from March 2015, which we are pleased to say amounts to €70.

Please Donate

We have setup a number of payment options that should hopefully suit everyone. If you haven’t already, be brilliant, help grow our community.

Grow your community

Become a full Ubuntu MATE community member by helping to grow and sustain it. Warm and fuzzy sensations guaranteed.

Donate

Patrons

Many thanks to the following people for becoming Ubuntu MATE patrons who, after processing fees, donated $145.06 this month.

The Ubuntu MATE Patrons

The list of Ubuntu MATE Patrons is growing so fast we can’t keep on top of the list. Come and meet the Patrons!

Epic Patrons

We are going to find a way to better acknowledge the Ubuntu MATE Patrons, just give us some time to work out the details.

Summary of donations

Many thanks to the following people for donating to the Ubuntu MATE community this month.

Date Name Donated After fees Description
31/03/2015 Diana Herz $2.00 $1.62 Ubuntu MATE 14.04 Download Tip
31/03/2015 Thierry Aerts $2.00 $1.62 Ubuntu MATE 14.10 Download Tip
31/03/2015 Filip Frič $2.00 $1.62 Ubuntu MATE 14.04 Download Tip
30/03/2015 Amritava Das $2.50 $2.10 Ubuntu MATE Monthly Supporter
30/03/2015 Honeymoon $2.00 $1.62 Ubuntu MATE 14.04 Download Tip
30/03/2015 Andrew Regan $2.00 $1.62 Ubuntu MATE 14.10 Download Tip
29/03/2015 Jean-Raymond Eyrolles $2.00 $1.62 Ubuntu MATE 14.04 Download Tip
29/03/2015 Donald Kies $2.00 $1.62 Ubuntu MATE 14.04 Download Tip
29/03/2015 Gary Martin $10.00 $9.31 Ubuntu MATE One-time Donation
29/03/2015 Donald Britt $2.00 $1.62 Ubuntu MATE 14.04 Download Tip
29/03/2015 Alexandr Tronko $0.12 $0.00 Ubuntu MATE One-time Donation
29/03/2015 Peter Portin $2.00 $1.62 Ubuntu MATE 14.04 Download Tip
29/03/2015 Steve Edwards $2.00 $1.62 Ubuntu MATE 14.04 Download Tip
28/03/2015 Nicholas Rogalski $2.00 $1.63 Ubuntu MATE 14.10 Download Tip
28/03/2015 Pieter Van Der Vegte $2.00 $1.60 Ubuntu MATE 14.04 Download Tip
27/03/2015 Gintaras Petrilionis $2.00 $1.61 Ubuntu MATE 14.04 Download Tip
27/03/2015 Manfred Schaake €5.00 €4.48 Ubuntu MATE One-time Donation
27/03/2015 David Lally $2.00 $1.60 Ubuntu MATE 14.04 Download Tip
26/03/2015 Ian Sergio Bys $2.00 $1.60 Ubuntu MATE 14.10 Download Tip
26/03/2015 Vance Ravens $2.00 $1.62 Ubuntu MATE 14.04 Download Tip
26/03/2015 Noyan Selcuk Hancioglu $2.00 $1.61 Ubuntu MATE 14.10 Download Tip
26/03/2015 Hans Dieter Beims €10.00 €9.31 Ubuntu MATE One-time Donation
25/03/2015 Rapidpage $2.00 $1.62 Ubuntu MATE 14.04 Download Tip
25/03/2015 Achim Rohn €10.00 €9.31 Ubuntu MATE One-time Donation
25/03/2015 Edward Crosby $2.00 $1.62 Ubuntu MATE 14.04 Download Tip
25/03/2015 Ernst-Wilhelm Kienecker $2.00 $1.62 Ubuntu MATE 15.04 Download Tip
25/03/2015 Enderle Publishing $2.00 $1.62 Ubuntu MATE 14.04 Download Tip
25/03/2015 Terry Henderson $2.00 $1.62 Ubuntu MATE 15.04 Download Tip
25/03/2015 Jonathan Stroud Jr $2.00 $1.62 Ubuntu MATE 14.10 Download Tip
25/03/2015 Antoine Messiah $5.00 $4.50 Ubuntu MATE Monthly Supporter
25/03/2015 Kevin Drewett £5.00 £4.63 Ubuntu MATE One-time Donation
25/03/2015 Harold Flessner $2.00 $1.62 Ubuntu MATE 14.04 Download Tip
24/03/2015 Stuart Rackham $25.00 $23.47 Ubuntu MATE One-time Donation
24/03/2015 Richard Wilson $2.00 $1.62 Ubuntu MATE 14.04 Download Tip
24/03/2015 Ingo Richter €5.00 €4.48 Ubuntu MATE One-time Donation
24/03/2015 David Batty $2.00 $1.60 Ubuntu MATE 14.04 Download Tip
24/03/2015 Jeremy Parsons €10.00 €9.16 Ubuntu MATE One-time Donation
24/03/2015 Mikael Wiesel $2.00 $1.62 Ubuntu MATE 14.04 Download Tip
23/03/2015 Jeffrey Reardon $2.00 $1.62 Ubuntu MATE 14.10 Download Tip
23/03/2015 Fred Ryan $2.00 $1.63 Ubuntu MATE 15.04 Download Tip
23/03/2015 Rodney Grad $2.00 $1.62 Ubuntu MATE 15.04 Download Tip
22/03/2015 Sebastian Gulmann £10.00 £9.42 Ubuntu MATE One-time Donation
22/03/2015 Dave Hills £3.00 £2.70 Ubuntu MATE Monthly Supporter
21/03/2015 Test $5.00 $4.50 Ubuntu MATE One-time Donation
21/03/2015 Moullin Julien $2.00 $1.62 Ubuntu MATE 14.10 Download Tip
21/03/2015 Istvan Szarka $2.00 $1.62 Ubuntu MATE 14.10 Download Tip
21/03/2015 David Trainor £5.00 £4.55 Ubuntu MATE One-time Donation
21/03/2015 John Griffin $2.00 $1.62 Ubuntu MATE 14.10 Download Tip
20/03/2015 Paul Baishont $2.00 $1.60 Ubuntu MATE 14.10 Download Tip
20/03/2015 Vicente Pablo Lluch €10.00 €9.31 Ubuntu MATE One-time Donation
20/03/2015 Ronald Rogers $5.00 $4.50 Ubuntu MATE Monthly Supporter
20/03/2015 Maurizio Lunardi $2.00 $1.62 Ubuntu MATE 14.10 Download Tip
20/03/2015 Ludovic Barman $2.00 $1.61 Ubuntu MATE 14.04 Download Tip
18/03/2015 Jason Farrar $2.00 $1.63 Ubuntu MATE 14.10 Download Tip
18/03/2015 Ciprian Valentin Velici $2.00 $1.61 Ubuntu MATE 14.04 Download Tip
18/03/2015 Pascal Drelon $2.00 $1.62 Ubuntu MATE 14.04 Download Tip
17/03/2015 Freddy Spits $2.00 $1.62 Ubuntu MATE 14.04 Download Tip
17/03/2015 Rohner Christian $2.00 $1.61 Ubuntu MATE 14.10 Download Tip
16/03/2015 David Maicher $2.00 $1.62 Ubuntu MATE 14.10 Download Tip
16/03/2015 Dan Moinescu $5.00 $4.48 Ubuntu MATE One-time Donation
16/03/2015 Adrian Sienkiewicz $2.00 $1.63 Ubuntu MATE 14.04 Download Tip
16/03/2015 Mysticalprinciples.Com $15.00 $14.11 Ubuntu MATE One-time Donation
16/03/2015 Watson Computers $2.00 $1.62 Ubuntu MATE 14.10 Download Tip
16/03/2015 Patrice Chartrand $2.00 $1.62 Ubuntu MATE 14.04 Download Tip
15/03/2015 Martynov Paul $2.00 $1.61 Ubuntu MATE 15.04 Download Tip
15/03/2015 Michael Townsend $2.00 $1.62 Ubuntu MATE 14.04 Download Tip
15/03/2015 Lee Moffitt $25.00 $23.72 Ubuntu MATE One-time Donation
15/03/2015 Brian Thomson $2.00 $1.62 Ubuntu MATE 14.10 Download Tip
15/03/2015 Sean Blanchfield $2.00 $1.62 Ubuntu MATE 14.04 Download Tip
15/03/2015 Scott Williams $10.00 $9.31 Ubuntu MATE One-time Donation
15/03/2015 Mr A A Z Wyspianski £5.00 £4.63 Ubuntu MATE One-time Donation
14/03/2015 Carl Wagner $2.00 $1.62 Ubuntu MATE 14.04 Download Tip
14/03/2015 Jeff Hudson $2.00 $1.62 Ubuntu MATE 14.04 Download Tip
14/03/2015 Demian Abiusi $2.00 $1.60 Ubuntu MATE 14.04 Download Tip
14/03/2015 Michael Chambliss $2.00 $1.62 Ubuntu MATE 15.04 Download Tip
13/03/2015 G Marshall $2.00 $1.62 Ubuntu MATE 14.04 Download Tip
13/03/2015 Christopher Goodwin $2.00 $1.62 Ubuntu MATE 15.04 Download Tip
13/03/2015 Dotcomsecrets Local Philadelphia $2.00 $1.62 Ubuntu MATE 14.04 Download Tip
13/03/2015 Tuomo Rupponen $2.00 $1.62 Ubuntu MATE 14.10 Download Tip
13/03/2015 Andrew Webster $2.00 $1.62 Ubuntu MATE 14.10 Download Tip
12/03/2015 Alex Gonzales $5.00 $4.50 Ubuntu MATE One-time Donation
12/03/2015 Georgios Angelopoulos €10.00 €9.31 Ubuntu MATE One-time Donation
12/03/2015 Zhang Jianfei $2.00 $1.60 Ubuntu MATE 14.04 Download Tip
11/03/2015 Justin Stevenson $2.00 $1.63 Ubuntu MATE 14.10 Download Tip
11/03/2015 Kenneth Dixon $2.00 $1.60 Ubuntu MATE 14.04 Download Tip
11/03/2015 Mark Spence $5.00 $4.50 Ubuntu MATE One-time Donation
11/03/2015 Jim Bennett $2.00 $1.62 Ubuntu MATE 14.10 Download Tip
10/03/2015 Joseph Rushton £10.00 £9.46 Ubuntu MATE One-time Donation
10/03/2015 Alejandro Arbelaez Acevedo $2.00 $1.60 Ubuntu MATE 14.04 Download Tip
10/03/2015 Ronyclay Barreto De Souza Barreto $5.00 $4.45 Ubuntu MATE One-time Donation
10/03/2015 Samuel Stucki $2.00 $1.61 Ubuntu MATE 14.10 Download Tip
09/03/2015 Thomas Burley $2.00 $1.62 Ubuntu MATE 15.04 Download Tip
09/03/2015 Andrew Neher $5.00 $4.50 Ubuntu MATE Monthly Supporter
09/03/2015 Marcin Kaczorek $2.00 $1.61 Ubuntu MATE 14.04 Download Tip
09/03/2015 Douglas E Person $5.00 $4.50 Ubuntu MATE One-time Donation
09/03/2015 Scott Hayes $2.00 $1.62 Ubuntu MATE 14.04 Download Tip
09/03/2015 Charles Scorrar $5.00 $4.50 Ubuntu MATE One-time Donation
08/03/2015 Thor Miller Grotle €5.00 €4.48 Ubuntu MATE One-time Donation
08/03/2015 Christian Davis $2.00 $1.62 Ubuntu MATE 14.04 Download Tip
08/03/2015 Enrico D’Ortenzio €10.00 €9.31 Ubuntu MATE One-time Donation
08/03/2015 Stephan Kukkel $2.00 $1.62 Ubuntu MATE 14.04 Download Tip
08/03/2015 Takelan $5.00 $4.45 Ubuntu MATE One-time Donation
08/03/2015 Octavio Hernandez $2.00 $1.62 Ubuntu MATE 14.04 Download Tip
07/03/2015 Jonas Keldusis $2.00 $1.61 Ubuntu MATE 14.04 Download Tip
07/03/2015 Robert Gardner $2.00 $1.63 Ubuntu MATE 14.04 Download Tip
07/03/2015 Brian Hall $2.00 $1.63 Ubuntu MATE 14.04 Download Tip
07/03/2015 Luis Perez $2.00 $1.62 Ubuntu MATE 14.04 Download Tip
06/03/2015 Rickard Johansson $2.00 $1.62 Ubuntu MATE 15.04 Download Tip
06/03/2015 Clive Rogers £10.00 £9.46 Ubuntu MATE One-time Donation
06/03/2015 Randy Guidry $2.00 $1.62 Ubuntu MATE 14.04 Download Tip
06/03/2015 Justin Kulm $100.00 $95.80 Ubuntu MATE One-time Donation
05/03/2015 Monfy-Mate $2.00 $1.62 Ubuntu MATE 15.04 Download Tip
05/03/2015 Andrew Walker £10.00 £9.46 Ubuntu MATE One-time Donation
05/03/2015 Gary Lawrence $2.00 $1.62 Ubuntu MATE 14.10 Download Tip
05/03/2015 Fabian Bakkum $5.00 $4.50 Ubuntu MATE One-time Donation
05/03/2015 Alexander Francavilla €2.50 €2.06 Ubuntu MATE One-time Donation
05/03/2015 M Tonks $2.00 $1.63 Ubuntu MATE 14.04 Download Tip
05/03/2015 Tien Han Yang €5.00 €4.48 Ubuntu MATE One-time Donation
05/03/2015 Jörg Weber $2.00 $1.62 Ubuntu MATE 14.10 Download Tip
04/03/2015 Tom Van Den Brink $2.00 $1.62 Ubuntu MATE 14.10 Download Tip
04/03/2015 Patrick Bezemer €10.00 €9.31 Ubuntu MATE One-time Donation
04/03/2015 Keith Birdwell $2.00 $1.62 Ubuntu MATE 14.10 Download Tip
04/03/2015 Joseph Otterson $5.00 $4.50 Ubuntu MATE One-time Donation
04/03/2015 Simonas Gudjonis €10.00 €9.31 Ubuntu MATE One-time Donation
04/03/2015 Hussam Al-Hertani $2.00 $1.62 Ubuntu MATE 14.04 Download Tip
03/03/2015 Alexander Vasilev €2.20 €1.78 Ubuntu MATE One-time Donation
03/03/2015 Henry Weidman $2.00 $1.62 Ubuntu MATE 14.04 Download Tip
03/03/2015 Falk Ziegler €10.00 €9.31 Ubuntu MATE One-time Donation
03/03/2015 Daniel Alamita €10.00 €9.31 Ubuntu MATE One-time Donation
03/03/2015 Martin Hill $2.00 $1.62 Ubuntu MATE 14.04 Download Tip
03/03/2015 Alastair Boyanich $2.00 $1.60 Ubuntu MATE 14.10 Download Tip
03/03/2015 Sebastian Hafner $2.00 $1.61 Ubuntu MATE 14.04 Download Tip
02/03/2015 Can Oleg $2.00 $1.61 Ubuntu MATE 14.04 Download Tip
02/03/2015 Daniel Olsson $2.50 $2.10 Ubuntu MATE One-time Donation
02/03/2015 Justin Schwartzbeck $5.00 $4.50 Ubuntu MATE Monthly Supporter
02/03/2015 Bruce Boyes $20.00 $20.00 Ubuntu MATE One-time Donation
02/03/2015 Bruce Boyes $2.00 $1.62 Ubuntu MATE 14.04 Download Tip
01/03/2015 Guzmán López $2.00 $1.60 Ubuntu MATE 14.04 Download Tip
01/03/2015 Luca Nardi $2.00 $1.62 Ubuntu MATE 14.10 Download Tip
01/03/2015 Koen Corveleyn $2.00 $1.62 Ubuntu MATE 14.10 Download Tip
01/03/2015 Jon Bradbury $2.00 $1.63 Ubuntu MATE 15.04 Download Tip
01/03/2015 Scott Petty $5.00 $4.50 Ubuntu MATE Monthly Supporter
01/03/2015 Shivanna G €1.00 €0.60 Ubuntu MATE One-time Donation
01/03/2015 Benjamin Lebona $2.00 $1.60 Ubuntu MATE 14.04 Download Tip
01/03/2015 Martin Collins $2.00 $1.63 Ubuntu MATE 14.04 Download Tip
01/03/2015 Nicolas Roelandt €5.00 €4.48 Ubuntu MATE One-time Donation
01/03/2015 Wayne Ruuska $2.00 $1.62 Ubuntu MATE 14.10 Download Tip
  • After processing fees a total of $145.06 was donated via Patreon.
  • A total of $472.12 was donated via PayPal, which after processing fees amounted to $420.96, of which $152.03 was received as Download Tips. Half of which has been donated to the MATE Deskop project.
  • A total of €130.7 was donated via PayPal, which after processing fees amounted to €119.79.
  • A total of £58.0 was donated via PayPal, which after processing fees amounted to £54.31.
  • A total of 0.03 BTC was donated.

Ubuntu MATE 15.04 Beta 2

Ubuntu MATE 15.04 Beta 2 is now available for official download. This release builds on Ubuntu MATE Beta 1, makes a few changes and fixes a lot of bugs.

As usual preparing this release of Ubuntu MATE has been a team effort. Special thanks to Mike Gabriel, Vlad Orlov and Stefano Karapetsas for putting in a great deal of effort triaging bugs, doing code reviews and creating new upstream MATE Desktop 1.8.x point releases. Thanks guys!

Thanks also to Mathieu Trudel-Lapierre, Colin Watson, Adam Conrad and Daniel Holbach for their patience and guidance that has helped fix and improve Ubuntu MATE.

What works?

People tell us that Ubuntu MATE is stable. You may, or may not, agree.

What changed since the Ubuntu MATE 15.04 Beta 1 release?

Here is what changed since Ubuntu MATE 15.04 Beta 1:

Ubuntu MATE 15.04 Download

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Known Issues

It is not all good news however. Here are the known issues. All of which affect every Ubuntu flavour.

  • Once installation has finished, and the final Restart button is pressed, the screen freezes and becomes unresponsive. Pressing Enter which would normally do the reboot does nothing.
    • The computer will require a manual power off or reset after the disc has been ejected.
    • LP: 1436816
  • Virtualbox guests will only get a resolution of 640x480
  • It is not possible to install the Virtualbox drivers via the Additional Hardware application.
    • LP: #1434579
    • The workaround is to open a shell and sudo apt-get install virtualbox-guest-x11.
  • You may not be able to enter your pass phrase if you use full disk encryption.
  • OEM Config is broken.
  • Running Linux on PowerPC can require some tinkering and the following are useful references.

You’ll also want to check the Ubuntu MATE bug tracker to see what has already been reported. These issues will be addressed in due course.

Useful Information

You may find the following information useful, which is why we titled the section Useful Information since the information presented here is mostly useful.

Feedback

Is there anything you can help with or want to be involved in? Maybe you just want to discuss your experiences or ask the maintainers some questions. Please come and talk to us.

Ubuntu MATE 14.04.2 Release

Ubuntu MATE 14.04.2 is available for download. This release fixes a few issues that were present in 14.04.1, adds some new features and updates some packages.

It is important to state quite clearly Ubuntu MATE 14.04.2 is not an official Ubuntu flavour! Although we now have official status for 15.04, it is not retroactive. Ubuntu MATE 14.04 will always be an unofficial build.

We would have preferred that this release was made on February 20th when the official flavours shipped 14.04.2. However, we were in the middle of some time critical activities to ensure Ubuntu MATE 15.04 official status, so decided to let 14.04.2 slip until we had time to finish it. We hope you understand.

What works?

People tell us that Ubuntu MATE is stable. You may, or may not, agree.

What changed since the Ubuntu MATE 14.04.1 release?

There are advantages and disadvantages to maintaining an unofficial Ubuntu derivative. The downside is that we have not been able to integrate all of the hardware enablement stack in Ubuntu MATE 14.04.2. We have only integrated the Linux 3.16 kernel, but not the updated Xorg stack. During our testing we found many issues with the Xorg HWE stack, such as Virtualbox Guest Additions and the Ubuntu SDK not being compatible. These issues are not specific to Ubuntu MATE.

The upside of maintaining an unofficial Ubuntu derivative is that we can roll out new features and package updates. So we did, most notably LibreOffice 4.4.1.2.

The advantage of the newer Linux kernel is that it resolves most of the screen tearing issues some people experienced in Ubuntu MATE 14.04.1. The surprise inclusion of Compiz (although it is not enabled by default) is also to help provide tear free video for those with graphics hardware capable of running Compiz. The MATE profile for Compiz also comes with the Enhanced Zoom plugin enabled in order to satisfy visually impaired individuals who require a high quality screen magnifier. The screen zooming keybindings are <Super>m to zoom in and <Super>n to zoom out.

He is what we’ve changed.

  • Updated to Linux 3.16.0-33
  • Updated to Firefox 36
  • Updated to LibreOffice 4.4.1.2
  • Updated to LightDM GTK Greeter 2.0.0 which now includes a MATE logo in the session switcher.
  • Updated MATE specific autostart files and configuration so they do not conflict with other desktop environments.
  • Updated the built-in languages.
    • en es pt bn fr hi ja zh-hans
  • Added LightDM GTK Greeter Settings 1.10. Thanks to Sean M. Davis
  • Fixed sound themes. Thanks to Sergio Schneider of the Ubuntu MATE Updated project
  • Fixed auto-login on first boot if auto-login was selected during the install.
  • Enabled X zapping via Ctrl+Alt+Backspace.
  • Enabled touch to click by default for touchpads.
  • Enabled Qt accessibility modules when a MATE session is detected.
  • Backported GTK 2.24.27.
  • Backported Ubiquity compatibility features for MATE from 15.04.
  • Backported Compiz compatibility features for MATE from 15.04.
    • MATE Tweak can be used to live switch between Compiz and Marco, no log out/in required.
  • Backported MATE Tweak from 15.04.
  • Backported MATE Menu from 15.04.
  • Backported the cloudtop meta package from 15.04 which is suitable for remote terminal deployment.
  • All MATE package updates from Debian 8.0 have been synced to Ubuntu MATE 14.04 and 14.10.

Excluding the Kernel and LibreOffice updates, these updates have been rolled out to existing Ubuntu MATE 14.04.1 installs.

You may also want to review the changes that were made in stock Ubuntu 14.04.2.

Ubuntu MATE 14.04 Download

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Useful Information

You may find the following information useful, which is why we titled the section Useful Information since the information presented here is mostly useful.

Known Issues

  • Virtualbox guests may only get a resolution of 640x480
    • LP: #1368784, see [comment #13](https://b$
    • Use System -> Preferences -> Additional Drivers to install the Virtualbox drivers that will correct the resolution.

You’ll also want to check the Ubuntu MATE bug tracker to see what has already been reported. These issues will be addressed in future development cycles.

Please report any issues you may find on the project’s bug tracker so we can improve future releases.

Feedback

Is there anything you can help with or want to be involved in? Maybe you just want to discuss your experiences or ask the maintainers some questions. Please come and talk to us.

Ubuntu MATE 14.10 PPA Change

No action required

Since this blog post was first made there have been some complaints about having to enable a new PPA. Therefore the original PPA that is embedded in the Ubuntu MATE 14.10 iso images has been populated with updated packages that were shipped on the Ubuntu MATE 14.10 iso images.

This PPA now includes the current MATE 1.8 packages and all the bugs that have been fixed by the MATE package maintainer for Debian. In order to get your updates, no further action is required.

Ubuntu MATE 14.10 - Optional

If you are running Ubuntu MATE 14.10 you should consider adding this following PPA to get access to optional MATE packages that were not included in the iso images.

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:ubuntu-mate-dev/utopic-mate
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade

mintCast 220 - Ubuntu MATE

Last week I joined Rob, Scott and Joe on mintCast episode 220. I had a great time and was invited to participate as a guest throughout the whole show. The main feature was Ubuntu MATE where I talked about how the project got started, how official Ubuntu status affects the project and how the Ubuntu MATE and Linux Mint teams are collaborating.

mintCast Episode 220

The one about Ubuntu MATE with Martin Wimpress

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mintCast put out a podcast every two weeks and although Linux Mint features most episodes it is also a great podcast for catching up on news in the Open Source community and the mintCast Team often review other interesting Open Source and Linux projects. Add it to your pod catcher!