The Ubuntu MATE 16.04 for Raspberry Pi port, which comes hot on the heels of Lubuntu 16.04 LTS for Rasppbery 2, has been in development for the last few months. Thus, since the Beta 2 build introduced at the beginning of April, the team of developers behind this project have implemented several new tweaks and much-needed improvements.
Among these, we can notice the addition of OpemMAX IL hardware accelerated video playback to the VLC Media Player software, requiring users to enable hardware accelerated video playback via the “OpenMax IL” option implemented under Tools -> Preferences -> Video. Moreover, there is full support for Wi-Fi and Bluetooth technologies for the Raspberry Pi 3 Model B SBC.
Submitted by: Arnfried Walbrecht