GNOME 2 Fork, MATE 1.6, Now Supports Systemd

A lot of updates, changes, and improvements have been implemented in this version

By on April 3rd, 2013 14:37 GMT

The development team behind the MATE desktop environment proudly announces that the stable 1.6 version of the popular project is now available for download and upgrade.

MATE 1.6 is a fork of GNOME 2, providing a traditional desktop environment for Linux operating systems and low-end machines.

Highlights of MATE 1.6:

• Support for systemd-logind in mate-session-manager, mate-screensaver and mate-power-manager has been added;
• The places sidebar has been improved;
• Support for new thumbnailers specification has been added;
• Wallpapers are now cached for a better memory management;
• A connect server dialog has been added from Nautilus 3;
• An option has been added to open new windows on the center of the screen;
• New GTK2/3 themes have been implemented.

A complete list of changes and updates can be found in the official announcement.

Download MATE 1.6 right now from Softpedia.