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MATE is a fork of GNOME 2. It provides an intuitive and attractive desktop environment using traditional metaphors for Linux and other Unix-like operating systems. MATE is under active development to add support for new technologies while preserving a traditional desktop experience.

MATE Desktop and Mageia

Since Mageia 4 release, MATE Desktop is officially provided and supported by Mageia.

Installing MATE Desktop

Classic Installer ISO

You can install MATE Desktop using Classic Installer ISO when installing Mageia. At the "Desktop Selection" screen in installer select "Custom" option. A "Package Group Selection" screen appears. Select "MATE Desktop" and that's all.

Classic installer uses minimal installation for MATE Desktop. So you may not get full MATE experience after install. For example mate-screenshot application, provided by mate-utils package, won' t installed. You can install full MATE applications and utilities by installing task-mate package after installation.

To install task-mate, launch Yazılım Kur ve Kaldır-icon.png Install and Remove Software and search for the package task-mate .

Select it and click on Apply. Help - Package page on Doc4Mageia

You can also install from the console as administrator the following command : urpmi task-mate

Installing from repositories

You can install MATE Desktop for a installed Mageia 4 system. Install task-mate (for full MATE Desktop experience) or task-mate-minimal (for a smallest MATE Desktop setup) packages. Please see Desktop Environments wiki page for install instructions.

MATE Desktop Applications and Utilities

Caja (Mate File Manager)

Caja is the official file manager for the MATE desktop. It allows for browsing directories, as well as previewing files and launching applications associated with them. It is also responsible for handling the icons on the MATE desktop. It works on local and remote filesystems. Caja is a fork of Nautilus.

Atril (Mate Document Viewer)

Atril is a simple multi-page document viewer. It can display and print PostScript (PS), Encapsulated PostScript (EPS), DJVU, DVI, XPS and Portable Document Format (PDF) files. When supported by the document, it also allows searching for text, copying text to the clipboard, hypertext navigation, and table-of-contents bookmarks. Atril is a fork of Evince

Engrampa (Mate File Archiver)

Engrampa is an archive manager for the MATE environment. It allows you to create and modify archives, view the contents of an archive, view a file contained in an archive, and extract files from archive. Engrampa is a fork of File Roller.

Pluma (Mate Text Editor)

Pluma is a text editor which supports most standard editor features. It also extends this basic functionality with other features not usually found in simple text editors. Pluma is a graphical application which supports editing multiple text files in one window (known sometimes as tabs or MDI). Pluma fully supports international text through its use of the Unicode UTF-8 encoding in edited files. Its core feature set includes syntax highlighting of source code, auto indentation, and printing support (with print preview). Pluma is a fork of Gedit.

EOM (Mate Image Viewer)

eom or the Eye of MATE is a simple graphics viewer for the MATE desktop which uses the gdk-pixbuf library. It can deal with large images, and can zoom and scroll with constant memory usage. Its goals are simplicity and standards compliance. Eye of MATE is a fork of Eye of GNOME.

MATE Terminal

MATE Terminal is a terminal emulation application that you can use to access a UNIX shell in the MATE environment. With it, you can run any application that is designed to run on VT102, VT220, and xterm terminals. MATE Terminal also has the ability to use multiple terminals in a single window (tabs) and supports management of different configurations (profiles). MATE Terminal is a fork of GNOME Terminal

MATE Control Center

MATE Control Center is the main control center utility for various MATE components. You can set keyboard layout, modify appearance, set startup applications etc. MATE Control Center is a fork of GNOME Control Center.