I'm just asking ... If I switch to Ubuntu MATE and if I ask something here the solution will be the same?Could I ask here questions if I switch to Ubuntu MATE? (My English is very bad sorry)


According to the Ask Ubuntu Help Center (which I think you were prompted to look at when you signed up ;-) ), the following distributions are considered official Ubuntu flavors:

  • Edubuntu
  • Ubuntu GNOME
  • Kubuntu
  • Ubuntu Kylin
  • Lubuntu
  • Mythbuntu
  • Ubuntu Studio
  • Xubuntu
  • Ubuntu MATE
  • Ubuntu Touch
  • Ubuntu "Snappy" Core

All of these are on-topic. Honestly, there isn't much difference among these. It's mostly just the desktop environment, themes and certain pre-installed packages.

Since Ask Ubuntu tends to reflect the list of official flavors on the Ubuntu website, you may also want to look there. Chances are, if a new official flavor is named, Ask Ubuntu won't have it immediately.

  • The same list of flavours on the official Ubuntu WIki: wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuFlavors – Byte Commander Mod Apr 19 '16 at 19:50
  • Oh thank you so much :).I'm thinking to change Ubuntu Mate.But I don't know yet.I can't decide. – ThetisClena Apr 19 '16 at 19:50
  • @ByteCommander I know that :p. I just figured it would be safer to only list what AskUbuntu told me. I'll add that in though. – TheWanderer Apr 19 '16 at 19:51
  • @ThetisClena It's mostly preference. MATE is a replica of GNOME 2.x, which is what Ubuntu looked like up until 2010. It's a little confusing at first, but you can have a lot of fun with all the panels and customization. – TheWanderer Apr 19 '16 at 19:51
  • @Zacharee1 that's why i'm thinking to switch Mate :D – ThetisClena Apr 19 '16 at 19:53
  • @ThetisClena Do it! Try it out, and if you don't like it, you can either reinstall normal Ubuntu or install Unity on top of MATE if you have the space. – TheWanderer Apr 19 '16 at 19:54
  • @Zacharee1 :D okay I'll make it.But I guess tomorrow It's late in Turkey.I'm about to sleep.But thank you :) I'll change to Ubuntu Mate tomorrow. :3 – ThetisClena Apr 19 '16 at 19:56
  • @Zacharee1 I'm now using Ubuntu MATE and it's awesome.Thank you and other people for your help :) – ThetisClena Apr 20 '16 at 18:53

The only differnce between {L|X|K|Ed}Ubuntu {Mate|Gnome} is the desktop and preinstalled software. Nearly everthing should work on all Ubuntus

  • Thank you ^^.I love ask Ubuntu.You people are nice. – ThetisClena Apr 19 '16 at 19:51
  • +1 for ` {L|X|K|Ed}Ubuntu {Mate|Gnome}` :) – Carl H May 3 '16 at 12:49
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    @CarlH :) , but it is a little bit wrong. In correct EBNF it should be Name="Ubuntu", ("Mate"|"Gnome"|"Server"|"Kylin"|"Studio"|"Touch"|"Snappy Core") | ("L"|"X"|"K"|"Ed"), "ubuntu" | "Mythbuntu" – Motte001 May 3 '16 at 15:55

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