How to Install MATE Desktop on Ubuntu 18.04

Install MATE Desktop on Ubuntu 18.04

In this article, we will have explained the necessary steps to install and configure MATE Desktop on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. Before continuing with this tutorial, make sure you are logged in as a user with sudo privileges. All the commands in this tutorial should be run as a non-root user.

Ubuntu MATE or Ubuntu with MATE desktop environment is one of the official projects of some Ubuntu variants. MATE itself is a desktop environment for the development of GNOME 2 or the classic gnome. If you’ve ever used the classic GNOME desktop environment, you’ll be instantly familiar with this desktop environment.

Install MATE Desktop on Ubuntu

Step 1. First, before you start installing any package on your Ubuntu server, we always recommend making sure that all system packages are updated.

sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade

Step 2. Install MATE Desktop on Ubuntu.

Now install the MATE desktop environment with the following command:

sudo apt install ubuntu-mate-desktop

Once you have installed MATE desktop, log out of the system. On the login screen, click on Ubuntu sign, besides the username, to choose a desktop environment.

That’s all you need to do to install MATE Desktop on Ubuntu 18.04. I hope you find this quick tip helpful. If you have questions or suggestions, feel free to leave a comment below.