I have just installed Ubuntu 16.04 LTS from network boot mini.iso. I want to install fully-functional MATE DE to it.

How should I install it correctly to look like Ubuntu MATE?


You have to install special task package with one of two methods:

  • with tasksel:

    sudo apt-get install tasksel
    sudo tasksel install ubuntu-mate-desktop
  • with APT:

    sudo apt-get install ubuntu-mate-desktop^

And then use the full power power and enjoy the beauty of MATE DE.

1. if you are interested in installing the minimal MATE DE - it is installable from other task package named ubuntu-mate-core - see my other answer.
2. do not use tasksel to remove packages from the system (see this post for details)!

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