Download Ubuntu Mate 19.04
Hello everyone, how are you all doing today? We finally have Ubuntu MATE 19.04 released and available for download! Starting from today forward, we here at UbuntuFree.com will be adding more posts, downloads and tutorials for Ubuntu Mate. We plan to support even more of the official flavors in the coming weeks so be on the lookout for that.
Today we will list the Ubuntu MATE 19.04 download links which will feature both FTP links, direct download links and of course Bittorrent links for Ubuntu MATE 19.04. Lets not waste too much time, have a quick look at MATE’s version of Disco Dingo’s feature list, screenshots and then you can go ahead and download and install it.
Ubuntu MATE 19.04 Features
Ubuntu MATE 19.04 is shipping with MATE Desktop 1.20. Albeit, the latest maintenance release of MATE Desktop 1.20 with some of the bug fixes and new features from MATE Desktop 1.22 included. In fact, the version of MATE Desktop being shipped in 19.04 is derived from the same MATE packages that will feature in the upcoming Debian 10 (Buster) release.
You may be wondering why we’re not shipping MATE Desktop 1.22? The answer, stability. MATE Desktop 1.22 introduces some underlying API changes in core components and while all first party MATE Desktop applications are compatible with the changes and completely stable, some third party applications are not. Some third party applications are big crashers now and we’ve not been able to fix them in time.
So, we are playing it safe and sticking with MATE Desktop 1.20 and working with upstreams so we can land MATE Desktop 1.22 early in the Ubuntu MATE 19.10 development cycle.
- NVIDIA Drivers
During the Ubuntu 18.10 development cycle the Linux kernel, firmware, Mesa and Vulkan were all updated to ensure we offered the best possible support for sipping AMD GPUs. During the 19.04 cycle AMD support has been uplifted again but we have also improved the “out of box” experience for NVIDIA GPU owners too.
If you have an NVIDIA GPU connected to your computer and select Install third-party software for graphics and Wi-Fi hardware during installation, the NVIDIA proprietary drivers will be installed.
- MATE Dock Applet
MATE Dock Applet has been updated to 0.88 which introduces some new visual options, based on the look of the Unity desktop. As seen in the screenshot at the start of this post, this has been used in the Mutiny layout to further mimic Unity 7.
- Remote Desktop Awareness
MATE Desktop 1.20 packages ship with patches to support Remote Desktop Awareness (RDA). RDA makes MATE Desktop more aware of its execution context so that it behaves differently when run inside a remote desktop session compared to when running on local hardware. Different remote technology solutions support different features and they can now be queried from within MATE components. The inclusion of RDA offers the option to suspend your remote connection; supports folder sharing in Caja; MIME type bindings for SSHFS shares and allows session suspension via the MATE screensaver.
- GPD Pocket
Alongside the generic image for 64-bit Intel PCs, we’re also releasing bespoke images for the GPD Pocket and GPD Pocket 2. These include hardware specific tweaks to get these devices working “out of the box” without any faffing about. See our GPD Pocket page for more details.
- Major Applications
Accompanying MATE Desktop 1.20.4 and Linux 5.0.0 are Firefox 66.0.3, VLC 3.0.6, LibreOffice 188.8.131.52 and Thunderbird 60.6.1.
Install Ubuntu MATE 19.04
Ubuntu MATE 19.04 Install DVD & USB
NOTE: You can also save time and bandwidth by ordering a Ubuntu MATE 19.04 Desktop Install DVD or get the Ubuntu MATE 19.04 pre-installed for you on a USB stick.
Ubuntu MATE 19.04 Screenshots