Now that I have been using Linux Mint for over a year and a half I must say that I am very happy with it.
Previously, I was concerned about being stuck with a desktop that I just didn’t like. Goodness I would be so upset if I was limited to what the other operating systems are offering. Fortunately thanks to the power of Linux that would prove to be a fear deferred.
When I got started with Linux I was using Gnome 2 and fell in love with it. I remember the time when we first met and I said to myself……..
What a wonderful world!!!
Yes, I had to get used to the idea of not installing programs that end in .exe, or having to go to various sites to get what I need. But what I got used to quickly was the concept of being able to install everything that I want without having to go to a brick and mortar store, or spend money that I really just didn’t have at the time.
As a result you can probably understand why I love using Linux in general but to narrow it down even more I love using Linux Mint with Mate. I tried XFCE and wasn’t feeling it and Unity I feel was anything but. I even tried cinnamon and I can’t quite figure it out but I just preferred Mate over all of those.
Yes, I am aware that now there exists a Mate version of Ubuntu. I am happy to hear that as I want to see Mate used more and more and Ubuntu is a wonderful vehicle to raise its popularity . But to be honest when it comes to Ubuntu its a bit…..”Too late baby now its too late.”
Now I am on Linux Mint 17 and Mate continues to be great. I look forward to continued use of it for the foreseeable future.
To the developers of Mate I say thanks…I wish you love