Hi, I am new to Linux (having come from Mac) and am keen to install Ubuntu Mate on my new HP Pavilion PC (which the store assured me should be compatable with Linux).
All attempts to install version 16.04 of Mate on my new PC have failed, with the screen freezing after selecting the choice to “install Ubuntu Mate”. I took the PC to professional technician, and they diagnosed compatability issues as the cause of the problem. It also seems to be preventing the installation of Mint.
The odd thing is that the newer 17.10 version of Mate apparently DOES work! I would happily install this version if it were not for the fact that it is only supported until July. Can anyone offer any pearls of wisdom as to what might explain this, and more importantly, whether the change that solved my problem is likely to be carried over to the next LTS version?
Any ideas or comments would be gratefully received!