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-Having [[blog:​distro_doom|successfully installed Ubuntu MATE]] at the start of the year, to replace a defunct Manjaro installation that had done good service for many months before succumbing to the problems of being a rolling distro, I can now report what a fortnight of using it feels like.+{{:​blog:​matelogo.png?​direct&​180 |}}Having [[blog:​distro_doom|successfully installed Ubuntu MATE]] at the start of the year, to replace a defunct Manjaro installation that had done good service for many months before succumbing to the problems of being a rolling distro, I can now report what a fortnight of using it feels like.
  
 First thing to say, emphatically:​ it works! It works fine, in fact. All the applications I need (which often weren'​t in other distro repositories whenever I tried them a few years back) were swiftly and painlessly installed and work just as you'd expect them to. Despite MATE being a GTK (and hence Gnome-ish) desktop environment,​ key bits of KDE-based functionality work flawlessly -in particular, Clementine is happily playing its way through my music collection. First thing to say, emphatically:​ it works! It works fine, in fact. All the applications I need (which often weren'​t in other distro repositories whenever I tried them a few years back) were swiftly and painlessly installed and work just as you'd expect them to. Despite MATE being a GTK (and hence Gnome-ish) desktop environment,​ key bits of KDE-based functionality work flawlessly -in particular, Clementine is happily playing its way through my music collection.
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 Accordingly,​ yesterday evening, I wiped my Ubuntu MATE installation and put OpenSuse 15 on instead (note: OpenSuse has a '​Tumbleweed'​ offering, which is a rolling distro... and is therefore another no-no these days for me!) It is a pleasure to be back in the arms of KDE, with wobbling windows, desktop cubes, good looks and a sense of the modern! Accordingly,​ yesterday evening, I wiped my Ubuntu MATE installation and put OpenSuse 15 on instead (note: OpenSuse has a '​Tumbleweed'​ offering, which is a rolling distro... and is therefore another no-no these days for me!) It is a pleasure to be back in the arms of KDE, with wobbling windows, desktop cubes, good looks and a sense of the modern!
  
-I've put together a little article about how I did my post-installation tweaking, should anyone be interested (or should I need to do it again in the future... which given my propensity to switch OSes isn't beyond the realms of probability!)+I've put together ​[[wiki:​linux:​installopensuse15|a little article]] about how I did my post-installation tweaking, should anyone be interested (or should I need to do it again in the future... which given my propensity to switch OSes isn't beyond the realms of probability!)
  
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