MATE is a fork of the GNOME 2 desktop environment that offers compatibility with the newer GNOME 3 while retaining the look and feel of the earlier GNOME release. MATE’s compatibility with GNOME 3 enables the two desktop environments to run on the same system.
The Linux Mint distribution of Linux includes MATE in version 12 as a desktop environment option, but the core developers of Linux Mint have largely shifted focus to their own desktop environment vision known as Cinnamon, which is a fork of GNOME 3.
- Linux Mint
A popular open source distribution of the Linux operating system that provides several desktop environment options for users dissatisfied with GNOME 3 or for users looking for a desktop environment more similar to the task-oriented GNOME 2 than the more application-oriented GNOME 3. Linux Mint users can select the GNOME 3 environment with the option […]
- drop the pin
A slang term used to describe your location on Google Maps. A feature of Google Maps allows users to locate a place on a map then drop the pin icon on that area. Users can then add a title and description before saving the location in their personal “My Maps” area.
A slang term used to describe a person who wears a Bluetooth wireless earpiece.
- iPad App
A software application developed for use on Apple’s original iPad device as well as later iPads like the iPad 2 and iPad 3. iPad apps are available through the Apple App Store and are designed to run on Apple’s iOS mobile operating system, which powers the iPad as well as Apple’s iPhone and iPod Touch […]
- Mint GNOME Shell Extensions (MGSE)
Mint GNOME Shell Extensions (MGSE) is a desktop layer for the Linux Mint Linux-based operating system that “sits on top” of the GNOME 3 desktop environment and delivers an interface that is more familiar to users of GNOME 2 as well as to users of previous Linux Mint distribution releases. MGSE users have the option […]