Ubuntu-Based Exton|OS Linux Distribution Now Ships with MATE 1.14, VLC 2.2.3

Ubuntu-Based Exton|OS Linux Distribution Now Ships with MATE 1.14, VLC 2.2.3

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Earlier this week, we reported on the release of a new build of the Ubuntu-based Exton|OS Linux distribution, version 160512, which was rebased on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus).
However, it was a bit strange that the distro shipped with an older version of the MATE desktop environment, a clone of the old-school GNOME 2 (also known as GNOME Classic) graphical interface, version 1.12.7, despite the fact that MATE 1.14 was released last month.
Therefore, at the request of the community, Arne Exton had to upgrade the MATE package to the latest stable branch, version 1.14.0, which, unfortunately, he had to build from the freely distributed sources. The reason for that is because it looks like the MATE 1.14 desktop environment is not yet available in the main repositories of Ubuntu 16.04 LTS.

Source: http://news.softpedia.com/news/ubuntu-based-exton-os-linux-distribution-now-ships-with-mate-1-14-vlc-2-2-3-504071.shtml
Submitted by: Arnfried Walbrecht

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