Another solid review for UM 16.10. Yay!
I installed UM 16.10 and don’t like it, I will only use it to help others on this forum in a test Partition.
Themes are shot (I’m just annoyed because my fav isn’t included!) and a couple of other things bug me about it. Least to say that it is only supported until July 2017 so not really worth worrying about imo.
Thanks for the feedback, wolfman. I agree. If I’m going to spend time installing a distro, it makes sense to install the LTS version – install it and forget about it. The thing that I like most about Mate is that it’s stable and it just works out of the box. As much as I like tinkering around with it, sometimes, you just have to take the lazy approach and just need it to work so you can get stuff done.
Oddly enough; I installed it (16.10- 32 bit )on an old laptop with a SIS GPU hoping it would give a decent resolution but to no avail!:
Wait, even after you
cvt the resolution and refresh rate you wanted and added its modeline?
I found that in Ubuntu MATE 16.04 I couldn’t get the resolution i wanted for an HDTV attached to my mother’s laptop (my family use it as a media centre) but in 16.10 xrandr seems to just work. This is even from live.
Whatever version xrandr / X.Org is for 16.10, it needs to be backported to 16.04 for me to consider using the LTS version again.