It's that time of the year! โฐ Ubuntu MATE 20.04 Beta is now available for download ๐Ÿ’ฟ so courageous early adopters and community superheroes who love ๐Ÿ’š to help with QA and testing can get stuck in ๐Ÿ”จ See the release notes for more details ๐Ÿ—’ ๐Ÿ‘€

Come and learn ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿซ with how to help with Ubuntu MATE QA and testing โ˜‘ by using the ISO QA tracker๐Ÿ“‹

The recent improvements in input handling, compositing, game refresh rates and GPU handling are starting to make sense ๐Ÿคฏ, the Ubuntu MATE lead developer, is starting an 8-bit battle live stream series with his best mate over on ๐Ÿ•น๏ธ

Get them while they're hot! ๐Ÿ”ฅ The Ubuntu MATE 19.10 iso ๐Ÿ“€ images are ready to download for PC ๐Ÿ’ป and the entire family ๐Ÿ‘ช of devices including the GPD MicroPC and GPD P2 Max. Come and read ๐Ÿ‘€ the release notes ๐Ÿ“ฐ to find out what's new โœจ

Ubuntu MATE 19.10 Beta is released and is a significant improvement ๐Ÿ“ˆ over 18.04 and 19.04. This release focuses ๐Ÿ”ฌ on addressing paper ๐Ÿงป cut ๏ธ๐Ÿ”ช issues. Come and read ๐Ÿ‘€ the release notes to find ๐Ÿ•ต๏ธโ€โ™‚๏ธ out more and get the downloads ๐Ÿ“€

Big "Thank You!" to for sponsoring Ubuntu MATE for over 4 years, both financially ๐Ÿค‘ and with equipment ๐Ÿ’ป Ubuntu MATE and have both benefited. If you're in Europe ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡บ and seeking a computer built to run ๐Ÿง then head to

We've refreshed โœจ the GPD Pocket and GPD Pocket 2 images ๐Ÿ“€ both have been updated to 18.04.3 LTS to include the latest hardware ๐ŸŽ›๏ธ enablement (HWE) stack ๐Ÿฅณ

After collaborating ๐Ÿค with for a while it is fitting to work on one of their gaming devices ๐ŸŽฎ 19.04 is now available to download ๐Ÿ’ฟ for the 2019 revision (m3 8100Y) of the GPD WIN 2! The 2018 revision (m3 7Y30) should also work ๐Ÿ’ช

The Topjoy Falcon ๐Ÿฆ… now has images of Ubuntu MATE 18.04.2 LTS and 19.04 available for download ๐Ÿคฉ

Ubuntu MATE 19.10 Alpha 1 for the GPD MicroPC is now available for download and testing! Thanks to for providing the engineering sample of this device ๐Ÿ‘

Ubuntu MATE 18.10 is End of Life ๐Ÿ’€ Time to bust out your best disco ๐Ÿ•บ moves and upgrade to 19.04 ๐Ÿ‘

Friend of Ubuntu MATE has created a new application called Magnus; a simple screen magnifier ๐Ÿ”Ž Primarily aimed at visually impaired users but also of use to theme creators and designers ๐ŸŽจ See the GitHub project for details and an PPA -

Ubuntu MATE 19.04 final release is available now! ๐ŸŽ‰ See our blog for details about the driver installer and other new features in this release. Bespoke images for GPD Pocket & Pocket 2 are also available

Ubuntu MATE 18.04.2 final and Ubuntu MATE 19.04 beta images for the GPD Pocket & GPD Pocket 2 are available now! Read ๐Ÿ‘€ our blog to find out more and get the downloads ๐Ÿ“€

What is the number one thing ๐Ÿฅ‡ you'd change to improve Ubuntu MATE?

Any response featuring the words "green" or "theme" will be sent to /dev/null ๐Ÿ˜‰

Come and get them while they're hot! ๐Ÿ”ฅ The Ubuntu MATE 18.04 Beta 1 images for the are available. Read our release notes to find ๐Ÿ” out more and get the downloads ๐Ÿ“ฆ

Ubuntu MATE 19.04 Beta 1 is available for early access and final testing ๐Ÿ™Œ Take a look ๐Ÿ‘€ at our release notes to learn ๐ŸŽ“ more and get the download ๐Ÿ’ฟ

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