Ubuntu MATE is a stable, easy-to-use operating system with a configurable desktop environment. It is ideal for those who want the most out of their computers and prefer a traditional desktop metaphor. With modest hardware requirements it is suitable for modern workstations, single board computers and older hardware alike. Ubuntu MATE makes modern computers fast and old computers usable.
Ubuntu MATE (mah-tay) is a Ubuntu-based system with an adaptable desktop environment which can be configured via their Tweak tool to take on the appearance of the most familiar and popular operating systems so users can feel at home from the start. It includes a rich set of tools to customize your system in is generally very easy to use, even for those new to Linux. They provide an extensive welcome feature that helps you acclimate and configure things in a simple way. They take particular care to provide support for a wide variety of hardware so it’s likely you can run it on anything from a modest single board computer like the Raspberry Pi to a modern, high powered desktop computer.