May 26, 2018
MATE is a fork of GNOME 2.
It provides an intuitive and attractive desktop to users using traditional metaphors.
Where does the name come from?
The name “MATE” comes from yerba mate, a species of holly native to subtropical South America. Its leaves contain caffeine and are used to make infusions and a beverage called mate.
This metaport installs only MATE base lite, a lean desktop with file manager without any of extra applications. If you want to have the most common user MATE applications, please install the x11/mate metaport.