Is Ubuntu trying once again be my mate? Writing for OMG! UBUNTU!, Joey-Elijah Sneddon indicates that: “Ubuntu 14.04 will, for the first time, allow users to install the MATE desktop environment straight from the Ubuntu Software Centre.”
While this won’t be a full distro, like Kubuntu or Lubuntu, it’s interesting that the developers of Ubuntu are providing the ability to easily install MATE as a replacement for Unity.
MATE Desktop Environment Will Be Available in Ubuntu 14.04