As much as I love using Mate, and above all Ubuntu Mate, I cannot use it on a production cenario due to the Caja file manager.
My setup: I have an old USB drive formated with HFS+ and I wanted to copy files from it. But I cannot copy the files when directories with odd characters, like colons and semi-colons (like /etc/etc/2008/13:08:2008/).
When I try to use Caja to copy the files, it crashes in a bad way. As the drive is journaled, I cannot change the name of the directory, and then copy.
When I resort to bash and do a "cp" to copy the files, everything works. Using other desktop enviroment, I can also copy the files. So, the problem is with Caja.
If anyone could help it would be great, as Mate is a great enviroment, but I feel these bugs are holding it back.