How To Install MATE 1.8 In Ubuntu

MATE 1.8 was released about 3 weeks ago, bringing various refinements and new features such as support for Metacity as window manager, side-by-side window tiling and more, as well as many bug fixes. The official MATE Desktop wiki page doesn’t offer Ubuntu installation instructions for the latest MATE Desktop 1.8 (their instructions are for MATE 1.6 – because MATE 1.8 uses a different Ubuntu repository -, at least at the time I’m writing this article), so here’s how to install MATE 1.8 in Ubuntu.

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