Gnome 2 and Mate

I am a Gnome 2 addict. I have read that Mate started out as a fork from Gnome 2. So I would like to know how similar the Mate of ubuntu-mate is to Gnome 2. I would also like to know if the Mate of ubuntu-mate supports multiple workspaces.

Thank you very much, as they say, in advance.

Hello Norman,

Welcome to the forum. I find Ubuntu Mate to be very much like Ubuntu with Gnome 2. Yes it does support multiple work spaces.

If you download the iso file, you can either burn it to a DVD, or make a bootable USB drive, and try it as a live session as many times as you like. It’s a great way to see if Ubuntu Mate is the right operating system for you before you install anything. I recommend you try Ubuntu MATE 16.04.2 LTS to start with.

The download page is here

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