Ubuntu MATE 16.10 Will Use Less RAM Than Ubuntu MATE 16.04 LTS, Here’s Why

Why and how that happened? Well, it appears that when building the MATE 1.14.1 desktop environment against the latest GTK3 technologies, the entire Ubuntu MATE 16.10 operating system will consume much less system memory than Ubuntu MATE 16.04 LTS with MATE 1.14.1 desktop built against the GTK2 libraries.