I am using the following config:
Ubuntu 18.04.5 LTS (Bionic Beaver) 64-bit,
Kernel Linux 5.4.0-72-generic x86_64,
MATE 1.20.1 on an intel i5 laptop (DUAL BOOT with WIN10)
Before using MATE, I was using Gnome desktop. Since I liked MATE, I switched to it a few months back. So MATE was a later addition to my laptop, I had never installed Ubuntu MATE as a unified pack. But because I added MATE on top of Ubuntu 18.04 I always had doubts if I am using everything (correctly) from the MATE universe just like a "proper" Ubuntu-MATE installation. But now I would like to do so when I upgrade to Ubuntu 20.04.
What could be the best method for me to be a Ubuntu-MATE 20.04 user ?
Would an upgrade to 20.04 via Software Updater also upgrade the MATE packages on my laptop? Or do I need to remove MATE 1.20 before Ubuntu upgrade and reinstall latest MATE after Ubuntu upgrade?
Is there any other way to reach a "proper" Ubuntu-MATE 20.04 installation, other than removing Ubuntu 18.04 and installing Ubuntu MATE 20.04?