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Martin Wimpress
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Which panel layout do you use, or use to build on, as your main UI configuration in Ubuntu MATE?

#twt
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Cupertino
21%
Mutiny
4%
Redmond
11%
Ubuntu MATE
51%
Your own custom layout
13%
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Jack Mohegan's profile photoChristopher Adam Lessley's profile photo
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+Jack Mohegan id like to see the full mutiny indicators enabled in the other form factors too. Cant live without rhythmbox controls and mail/messenging in top panel. 
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Martin Wimpress
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We're edging it, come and help us own it 😉
 
What about Mint Mate VS Ubuntu Mate ?
Could you expand on that ?

What about power consumption ? I think Mint is using less power but I might be wrong
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Mint Mate
38%
Ubuntu Mate
62%
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Jeff Kelly's profile photoClatterford Slim's profile photo
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+Jeff Kelly
Because Windows has it all there for them I have come across the same thing, which is why I do tutorials and reviews on Linux, not so much to switch peoples thinking that they should be using Linux, but to show people that Linux can do what Windows can do too. When I first used Linux, way back in Ubuntu 10.04 I thought that I would break it and many a time with Nvidia drivers especially I mucked it up, but persevered reinstalling Ubuntu 10.04 and taking note of what I had done wrong.

People want an OS to just get on with their everyday things and the building it up part of Linux is what in my opinion is putting people off. Windows users are so used to a system, with everything working first time out of the box, that when they come to Linux they feel as if they have come to an alien world. But now we have Ubuntu Mate 16.04 with the Welcome screen, that helps you and tells you everything you need to know and many other Linux OSes doing the same, with notes on how to install them, installing software, configuring desktop etc.

But still people want to use Windows, that is up to them we live in a world of choice and we can't force people to switch over to Linux that would be stupid, all we can do is give people the information on that there are alternatives out there.
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Why does Ubuntu MATE seem to be the only ubuntu flavor with its stuff together?
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Paul Dickson's profile photoChris Bristol's profile photo
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+Paul Dickson He must have a very large extended family then :).
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Martin Wimpress
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You know what to do ;-)
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William Curtiss's profile photoMexie Mex's profile photo
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+William Curtiss Didn't know Arch was a Ubuntu based distro.
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Martin Wimpress
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Should we include Kazam or Simple Screen Recorder in Ubuntu MATE Welcome? Vote and discuss!
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Kazam
25%
Simple Screen Recorder
75%
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Martin Wimpress's profile photoLaniakea Official's profile photo
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Okay, after using Kazam, I like it. I only use it for videos though personally, so yeah.
I say Kazam wins.
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Martin Wimpress
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OK people, you know the drill 😏
 
Which distribution do you use?
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Ubuntu GNOME 15.10
54%
Ubuntu MATE 15.10
21%
Kubuntu 15.10
11%
Xubuntu 15.10
10%
Lubuntu 15.10
4%
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João Pedro's profile photoJesse Avalos's profile photo
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14.04 L.T.S Only
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Martin Wimpress
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Who from the Ubuntu MATE community is attending OggCamp 2015?

* http://oggcamp.org

OggCamp is the UK's largest free culture unconference. 
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Definitely
18%
Maybe
10%
No
72%
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Cody Smith's profile photoSteve Radonich IV's profile photo
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I wish but live in the states so yea haha
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Martin Wimpress
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What would you prefer the default browser to be in Ubuntu MATE?

This is just out of interest and curiosity, and I'm not saying I going to do this. 
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Chromium
34%
Firefox
64%
Midori
3%
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jeanphilippe ardrone's profile photoJay LaCroix's profile photo
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I wonder about Midori as well, I really liked that browser, but I'm hesitant to use it, since it doesn't seem to get a lot of attention from developers these days.
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Martin Wimpress
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You know what to do.
We've chosen a few desktop environments in this poll, but there are many more. Which is your favorite and why? You can tell us in the comments, or even submit an article about it.
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Steve Radonich IV's profile photo
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Don't care if I was the only one to vote for it, still the only DE for me.
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Martin Wimpress
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Another one? 😕 As before, you know what to do 😈
 
What Gnome based UI do you use ?
Please indicate other .
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Mate
11%
Gnome 3 shell
33%
Cinnamon
10%
Unity
40%
Other shell
7%
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Hasting Gaubault's profile photoMichael Tunnell's profile photo
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just rechecked this today and Unity is winning...blows my mind
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Caja elemtary ?

Is it possible to modify caja to add an "elementary" module like the old one for nautilus ? Maybe, it could be great (http://www.webupd8.org/2011/03/install-nautilus-elementary-2322-in.html)

I really like nautilus with elementary modifications. I don't know if it is possible. It is just an idea !

What do you think about it ? Good or bad idea ?
Since Nautilus Elementary 2.32.2 has just been uploaded to the PPA for Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal a...
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Martin Wimpress
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There is a proposal being discussed on the Ubuntu Development mailing list to determine if/when Ubuntu Desktop will drop i386 iso images. Flavours, such as Ubuntu MATE, have the option to continue making i386 iso images although there are some security considerations in doing so.

This is a complex discussion, but what I'm interested to know is do any of you absolutely require i386 iso images for your hardware? I'd also like to hear from +FixIT - Leeds Coop​​​​ and +Ken Starks​​​​ to understand how the potential removal of i386 images might affect your organisations.
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I only have amd64 capable hardware
79%
I only have i386 capable hardware
11%
I have amd64 hardware but use i386 isos
9%
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AJ Reissig's profile photoKen Starks's profile photo
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And to this point in the conversation, The Dell D630s are absolute workhorses. Sit them on a bed, couch cover, shag carpet...most newer laptops would accumulate destructive heat in 10 minutes. Believe it or not, there are some pretty pricey laptops that will completely burn out in that time frame. I deal with a lot of teens and they are the worst for properly caring for their laptops. That's why I give them D630s or 820s until they show a good and responsible track record for taking care of their machines. Then I will upgrade them to something better when the time comes. We currently have 49 D620s in the field, on their 3rd Reglue Kid deployment and I fully expect them to go another 2 deployments. As well, the Lenovo T60/61 along with the R and T 500s are damned near bullet proof, from a usability standpoint. I even have 3 T43 laptops going strong out there.

My mention of "collateral damage" was only in the realm of Ubuntu. Times are changing and progress is blindingly fast. I tell my Reglue Kids that one of them will be the first to put a human footprint on Mars so they need to get busy in Math and the Hard Sciences. Our Reglue Kids entering High School automatically get an upgrade to our Dell E 6400s. Yeah, they are 14 inch monsters when it comes to weight but that icore 5 or 7 quad with 8-16 gigs of RAM lasts them all the way through college and often into their graduate work.

So yeah, I understand why the change to 64 bit and I grudgingly deal with it. But to the point made earlier, Debian has made it drop dead easy to create a distro to suit individual needs. We currently run the latest LTS Ubuntu Mate but we also have a 14.04 Mint Cinnamon respin that is extremely popular with our kids. Nothing fancy, just a bunch of games and educational stuff added.

Now, let's start the pool. Month and year we, as in the human race, raises dust on the Martian surface.
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Martin Wimpress
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We are considering removing Pidgin and Hexchat from the default install of Ubuntu MATE 16.10 and listing them in Software Boutique instead. What do you think? 
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Remove both
74%
Remove Pidgin
10%
Remove Hexchat
7%
Leave both
8%
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Shawn L (Badst33l)'s profile photoJay LaCroix's profile photo
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In 2016 I don't think either are used by any majority. They're easy to install for anyone who needs them.
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Martin Wimpress
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Please vote for +DistroWatch to review Ubuntu MATE next month on their poll. It will really help people discover Ubuntu MATE :-)
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Martin Wimpress's profile photoLuigi Provencher's profile photo
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How may times can you vote? lol
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Martin Wimpress
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Should we include Play On Linux as a one-click install in Ubuntu MATE Welcome?
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Yes
77%
No
23%
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Martin Wimpress's profile photojeanphilippe ardrone's profile photo
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OK, I understand why... I really love ubuntu MATE for it's modern experience and style (not classic for me) and I think the way the mate apps work is retro and not very inovative. They still shoud be the default ones but a way to install more modern ones seams to be a great idea to me.
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Martin Wimpress
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+tostoday​ needs more votes for his Best Linux Distro of 2015 poll. Please help him out 😏
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Done!
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Martin Wimpress
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You know what to do 😏
 
Favorite Ubuntu Flavor?
1,617 votes  -  votes visible to Public
Ubuntu Unity
48%
Ubuntu GNOME
19%
Ubuntu Mate
14%
Kubuntu
9%
Other (Xubuntu, Lubuntu, etc.)
11%
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Hasting Gaubault's profile photoOliver W.'s profile photo
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+Ghost Sixtyseven This is the same question as I did ask before. Strange! Mate!!!
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Martin Wimpress
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That is my article being referenced ☺
 
Where UBUNTU MATE success comes from

Obviously UNITY 7 has become kind of "heavyweight" application. UNITY 8 memory footprint, in fact, will significantly shrink back again.

Qt5.5 engine, written in C++, with its excellent OpenGL based "cinematic experience" and declarative QML programming language will bring back MATE (and other desktop) users to standard UBUNTU very soon, IMHO.

Here the howto to measure the memory footprint yourself: https://flexion.org/posts/2014-03-memory-consumption-of-linux-desktop-environments.html

Which desktop do you prefer?
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Will stay with UNITY 7/8
44%
LXDE is sufficient for me
6%
MATE is excellent
23%
Elementary OS desktop
10%
GNOME 3 only!
16%
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Aric Wilisch's profile photoSteve Radonich IV's profile photo
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MATE for me
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Martin Wimpress
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What is your preference for overlay scrollbars in Ubuntu MATE? 
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On all the time
21%
Off all the time
22%
It is was a tweak, I'd never use it
10%
It is was a tweak, I'd definitely use it
12%
What the heck are overlay scrollbars?
35%
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Stephen Cook's profile photoMichael McGuire's profile photo
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+Stephen Cook More metaphor I think.  ;-}
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Martin Wimpress
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You know what to do 😉
 
What Edition of Ubuntu is everybody on ?
Feel free to comment on other derivatives below . Gnome and or Mate listed together.
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Ubuntu (Unity)
63%
Kubuntu
8%
Xubuntu
7%
Lubuntu
2%
Gnome and Mate
20%
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Engunto 슬옹's profile photoArnulfo Amaris Pumarejo's profile photo
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Geez, they are all awesome. I happen to like choice. It's what makes Linux amazing! Currently I'm using Unity and Mate on 2 different computers. Mate is on my older desktop and Unity is on my brand new laptop. I find this competition between desktop environments really funny....really funny indeed!
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