Linux News Today: Must See: Ubuntu MATE 16.04 LTS Looking Like Ubuntu Linux with Unity
Just a few days ago, we reported the fact that the official Ubuntu flavors are having their first Beta release as part of the Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) cycle this Thursday, February 25, 2016.
Ubuntu MATE will be, as usual, one of the participants to the forthcoming Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Beta 1 release, and its maintainer, Martin Wimpress, just teased users on Twitter with a very intriguing screenshot of the upcoming OS.
We’ve attached the tweet at the end of the article and the full-size screenshot on the right because you need to see this, Ubuntu MATE’s interface looking like Ubuntu’s Unity one.
“There’s a Mutiny coming! Yes, that is a top menu. Yes, this is Ubuntu MATE. See you Thursday for the Beta 1 release,” said Martin Wimpress, lead developer and maintainer of the Ubuntu MATE Linux operating system.
We have contacted Mr. Wimpress in regards to the screenshot, to share with us a few details about what we see in the respective screenshot, so we will update the article with more information as soon as he responds.
From the looks of it, it’s yet another special configuration implemented in the MATE Tweak tool, under the Interface section, which lets users transform the standard Ubuntu MATE look into one that looks just like the Unity interface of Ubuntu.