Following up on the new Cinnamon release, a new version, 1.12 of the popular MATE desktop environment for Linux is out. Let's see which features to expect from this version.
As you might know, MATE is a fork of Gnome 2 with the traditional Desktop interface like a taskbar, system tray and apps menu. MATE is developed along with Linux Mint, which is the most popular Linux distro according to DistroWatch.com.
As for new features, this release does not bring any radical changes. Instead, it is a bugfix release which closes a number of minor issues reported by users.
Most of the issues which were found in Linux Mint 17.2 are fixed now. Some of the new features implemented in Cinnamon were ported to MATE.
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