I love Ubuntu Mate it's my first and only daily driver. I have multiple installations on my friends and family machines.
Friends and myself actually don't have any in depth understanding of Linux.
Every so often there is a case, when you need to skip a kernel update or go to newer branch to fix very specific hardware issue.
It would be really nice to have kernel management GUI like in Manjaro or Mint
- Noobs like me don't know what they are doing so it doesn't feel safe to interfere through the terminal and synaptic.
- I use Ukuu, but it comes from PPA what in my opinion a bad practice for such critical task.
- Mate is SO user friendly! whole philosophy just imply to have such tool on board.