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MATE 1.8 is finally released

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It took the developers nearly a year but their work on the familiar, yet ambitious, MATE desktop is finally stable and available for everyone to use. MATE is a complete desktop environment that was forked from the Gnome Project (Gnome 2 to be exact) nearly 2 years ago. The decision to fork came at a time when a significant amount of Gnome 2 users were displeased with Gnome 3, the next major iteration and core of the Gnome Project.

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MATE 1.8 is sweet

I built MATE 1.8 as an update to our 1.6 packages for PCLinuxOS and have to say MATE 1.8 is sweet for those who desire the traditional desktop.

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