Sunday, January 19, 2014

Install Mate 1.6 in Ubuntu/Xubuntu/Lubuntu/Kubuntu 13.10

Although I am partial to XFCE, I decided to try Mate recently and it really has come a long way. I didn't do any extensive memory/performance testing, but it seemed at least as quick and light as the XFCE I know and love.

sudo add-apt-repository "deb $(lsb_release -sc) main"
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get --yes --quiet --allow-unauthenticated install mate-archive-keyring
sudo apt-get update

If you just want the Mate core    
sudo apt-get install mate-core

Full Mate Install
sudo apt-get install mate-desktop-environment

Install Whisker menu in XUbuntu 13.10

The Whisker menu is the same menu that you get in Mint Xfce and I really like it, but would rather use it with XUbuntu than Mint because every time mint has a new version, you re-install rather than just upgrade like in *buntu. Here is how to do it.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gottcode/gcppa -y && sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install xfce4-whiskermenu-plugin -y