The Ubuntu MATE .iso image allows you to try Ubuntu MATE without changing your computer at all, with an option to install it permanently later. You will need at least 512MB of RAM to install from this image.
Find out what changed in Ubuntu MATE 14.04.2Release announcement
Ubuntu MATE 14.04 is currently available for three architectures:
- 32-bit (i386): For PCs with less than 2 GB of RAM with an Intel or AMD processor. Ageing PCs, low-RAM systems and older Intel-based Apple Macintosh systems should choose this.
- 64-bit (amd64): For 64-bit capable Intel and AMD processors. Best for machines with more than 3 GB of RAM. This is required for modern Intel-based Apple Macs as well as UEFI PCs booting in CSM mode.
- 64-bit Mac (amd64+mac): The same as the 64-bit image, but contains support when booting on modern Macintosh systems. This type of image is no longer used in newer releases of Ubuntu MATE as it is integrated.
- Raspberry Pi 2 and Raspberry Pi 3: See the Raspberry Pi page.
For Raspberry Pi 2 and PowerPC images, please download a newer version.
If everyone who downloaded Ubuntu MATE donated $2.50 it would fund the full-time development of Ubuntu MATE and MATE Desktop. Please give us a tip and help both projects flourish! If you’d like to donate more or become an Ubuntu MATE patron please visit the donate page.
HTTP direct download
In addition to the recommended BitTorrent downloads above, the .iso images can also be downloaded via HTTP.
If you direct download the .iso image please make sure the MD5 hash matches:
- ubuntu-mate-14.04.2-LTS-desktop-i386.iso -
- ubuntu-mate-14.04.2-LTS-desktop-amd64.iso -
- ubuntu-mate-14.04.2-LTS-desktop-amd64+mac.iso -
Many thanks to Bytemark for sponsoring the all hosting and bandwidth for the Ubuntu MATE websites and download servers.
Purchase DVDs and USBs
OSDisc.com is the leading source for Linux DVDs and USBs, serving the Linux community for over 10 years. Purchase ready-to-use bootable DVDs and 8GB - 64GB DataTraveler SE9 G2 USB 3.0 memory sticks that come pre-installed with Ubuntu MATE and have persistent storage*. Carry Ubuntu MATE 14.04, your applications and your data on a USB stick that you can boot on any USB equipped PC.
* Persistent storage is only available on USB sticks that are 32GB or larger
Burning a DVD or Making a USB
The image can be burned to a DVD, mounted as an ISO file, or be directly
written to a USB stick using a utility like
dd, but we prefer
(from the gddrescue package, for example:
sudo apt-get install gddrescue sudo ddrescue -D --force ubuntu-mate-14.04.2-LTS-desktop-i386.iso /dev/sdx sudo ddrescue -D --force ubuntu-mate-14.04.2-LTS-desktop-amd64.iso /dev/sdx sudo ddrescue -D --force ubuntu-mate-14.04.2-LTS-desktop-amd64+mac.iso /dev/sdx
The drive may be mounted on any
/dev/sdX so use the command
lsblk to check.
If you prefer a graphical tool we recommend using GNOME Disks and the Restore Disk Image… option.
sudo apt-get install gnome-disk-utility
Making a USB with Windows
If you want to make a bootable USB with Windows, try Rufus.
Ubuntu MATE has modest hardware requirements.Learn more
Raspberry Pi 2 and Raspberry Pi 3
We are delighted to provide a ready-to-run image for the Raspberry Pi 2 and Raspberry Pi 3. You can find out more and download the image from the Ubuntu MATE Raspberry Pi page. We’ve also created an Ubuntu MATE generic root file system and example build scripts for ARM hackers who’d like bring Ubuntu MATE to their ARMv7 devices.
You may find the following information useful, which is why we titled the section Useful Information since the information presented here is mostly useful.
Please report any issues you may find on the project’s bug tracker.
Is there anything you that 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.