filozofio wrote:<snip> I think this new version of MATE should have been tested a bit more before releasing it to the "normal" users.
Actually it is NOT a problem with Mate, and version 1.8.1 is not "new". The problem is the way that Mate implements It.
I am not an expert in this subject, but I think it goes like this.
Mate 1.8.1 was released on March 13, 2017. https://mate-desktop.org/blog/2017-03-1 ... -released/
Mint creates Cinnamon, other distros also use it, that's fine but to me it is clumsy... not intuitive or comfortable...
Mate is created by Mate (I believe Clem was on the original Mate team). Mint uses Mate, but highly modified. The panel layout and menus get modified, it looks much like Cinnamon... and there are lots of very elegant little enhancements that I love.
at this moment I am using Point Linux with Mate 1.8.1 and it works very well with zero glitches... exactly as it should be, and even as good as Gnome 2. Granted I miss lots of little rightclick functions, but at least the panels don't freeze constantly forcing me to reboot... I focus on my work, not the stupid computer.
for now I will hold onto LMDE, and continue to be a sponsor and donor. I love Mint! ... but I find myself using Point almost constantly for the last week.