I have a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and decided to install the Mate Desktop Environment to use it instead of Unity. I have installed Mate DE from the following repositories and apt sources:
sudo apt-add-repository ppa:ubuntu-mate-dev/ppa sudo apt-add-repository ppa:ubuntu-mate-dev/trusty-mate
then the apt source
sudo apt-get install mate-desktop-environment-extras
I didn't like the results thought, too basic, so I decided to uninstall and keep using Unity until I feel like trying another desktop environment. So I used the following commands to uninstall Mate:
sudo apt-get purge mate-desktop-environment-core sudo apt-get purge mate-desktop-environment-extra sudo apt-get autoremove
My question is, why won't Mate uninstall? It keeps showing in the "Select desktop environment" list in the login screen of Ubuntu. Also, apps like MATE terminal and so on keeps showing in Ubuntu launcher. How to uninstall everything Mate related?