As many of you know, Ubuntu MAT is an official taste that not only works with Ubuntu but also with Raspberry Pi and although in the last update we said that no drastic change was incorporated, the truth is that Ubuntu MATE yes he has.
The main change of Ubuntu MATE 16.04.1 is the resized space that has been modified and fixed to make it work better on Raspberry Pi. is also updated Ubuntu MAT Welcome which contained some errors already corrected.
Ubuntu MAT 16.04.1 offers the possibility to have MAT 1.14
Another novelty of Ubuntu MAT 16.04.1 is the incorporation of the wifi wizard during installation. This will allow us to connect to a wifi network before starting the operating system installation. A feature that may be unhelpful for desktop computers but very interesting for platforms like Raspberry Pi 3, which has wifi connection.
Another novelty is the new MATE 1.14 desktop. While this news is not in the LTS version but in an external repository that we must use to incorporate this new desktop. To do this, we must open a terminal and write the following:
sudo apt-add-repository ppa:ubuntu-<wbr />mate-dev/<wbr />xenial-<wbr />mate sudo apt update sudo apt dist-upgrade
After that the desktop will be updated to its latest version. A version that also incorporates aesthetic innovations, significantly improving not only the artwork but also the applets and smoothing fonts.
In any case, it seems that the new version of Ubuntu MAT is required to be updated and that all users of this official taste must have, even if in the case of using on a Raspberry Pi, the ideal would be to do a clean install. In any case, whatever you do, you can get the installation image through it link.