I hope this is alright in here — looked like the most likely subforum in which to post.
I used Ubuntu MATE for a good while around 2014-2016, but then had to move back to Windows, and dual-booting was a pain.
For the first time since then, I have two systems again, and while I have to use Windows for Photoshop, I'm burning the distro now to install on my itty bitty play machine that I have for pleasure.
I had installed Debian first — a while back, while talking about distros on reddit, someone mentioned I should give it a try since that's what Ubuntu is based on. So I did. But of course I went with the MATE desktop. And it's not bad.
But I miss my Ubuntu MATE. I miss this forum and the good people here. And I miss the simple beauty of the distro.
So yeah. Soon as this disc finishes burning, I'll get Ubuntu MATE on there, and it's good to be back!