Just my thoughts as a new user of Ubuntu-MATE
Hello everyone. This will be my first forum post here as I am a new user of Ubuntu-Mate! I have an old Dell Latitude E6400 left in the shelf because it got too old to use Windows on and I thought I should put Ubuntu on it and give it a try. After I went online and search for some infos about Ubuntu, I end up downloading Ubuntu Mate 18.04.5 LTS 32-Bit.
Long story short, I choose this Mate for it's customization and for the fast loading of the OS on this old laptop. I went for the 32-bit version because it will be suitable for my Intel Core2 Duo P8400 2.26 Ghz x2 and 3 gigs of RAM.
To be honest, since I've seen how fast this work, I wiped my other laptop too and installed the latest version of Mate but the 64-bit. I had to dualboot that one with Windows 10, because I have some work related apps that are running only on Windows. But when I'm not doing my job, I am running Ubuntu-MATE 24/7 - 7/7.
Best decision I ever made regarding an Operating System. I will never go back to Windows or Mac, since I am happy with this and also works like a charm.
I salute all the users here and all the people that are working on this project! Merry Christmas everyone and Happy Holidays! Be safe!