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MATE 1.20 released
By Thom Holwerda, submitted by dylansmrjones on 2018-02-10 00:11:12

The theme for this release has been stabilising the MATE Desktop by replacing deprecated code and modernising large sections of the code base. We’ve also improved our window manager (Marco) and added support for HiDPI. Along the way we’ve fixed hundreds of bugs. Squished ‘em dead!

GNOME 2 is, in my view, one of the best desktop environments ever created, and surely the best desktop environment ever made on Linux. It was consistent, reasonably fast, had a lot of great, high-quality themes, stayed out of your way, and struck a decent balance between configurability and ease of use. Ever since GNOME 2, I've been sorely disappointed with the Linux desktop environments.

MATE is a godsend.

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RE: MATE is great
By Intuition on 2018-02-12 18:06:56
Linux Mint 18.3 MATE Edition is great. It gets out of your way and just duress what you expect after decades of using desktops.
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Mate is my mate
By Darkmage on 2018-02-12 19:24:33
I just installed Mate because of this article. It really is the best desktop system out there on Linux at the moment. I wish GNUStep would get off the ground. Mate will be my primary desktop environment from now on until something better comes along.
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RE: Comment by agentj
By Wondercool on 2018-02-13 15:49:20
The very first point in What's new in this release :

MATE Desktop 1.20 supports HiDPI displays with dynamic detection and scaling.

HiDPI hints for Qt applications are also pushed to the environment to improve cross toolkit integration.
Toggling HiDPI modes triggers dynamic resize and scale, no log out/in required.


This was *the* major feature of this release
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RE: Comment by agentj
By gfx1 on 2018-02-13 19:29:51
Mate and xfce have a dpi setting for the fonts.
On xubuntu it's in settings / appearance / fonts
Put the custom dpi setting on my surface pro 4 on 200 to get readable texts.
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