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Ubuntu MATE 17.04 Final Beta Is Out with MATE 1.18, Drops 32-bit PowerPC Support

Among some of the highlights introduced by MATE 1.18 in Ubuntu MATE 17.04, we can mention full support for libinput to handle mice, trackpads and touch screens on both Wayland and X11, improved accessibility support, action icons support for notifications, desktop actions support and support for the Menulibre menu editor in MATE Panel. Brisk Menu 0.3.0 applications menu is also included in Ubuntu MATE 17.04, as well as Ubuntu MATE Artwork 17.04.7, Ubuntu MATE Settings 17.04.5, Ubuntu MATE Welcome 17.04.8, MATE Tweak 17.04.2, MATE Menu 17.04.2, and MATE Dock Applet 0.76. Under the hood, the Final Beta is powered by Linux kernel 4.10 and uses the Mesa 17.0 graphics stack.