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)

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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:

  • Kubuntu
  • Lubuntu
  • Ubuntu Budgie
  • Ubuntu Kylin
  • Ubuntu MATE
  • Ubuntu Studio
  • Xubuntu

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
    Commented Apr 19, 2016 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. Commented Apr 19, 2016 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. Commented Apr 19, 2016 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. Commented Apr 19, 2016 at 19:51
  • @Zacharee1 that's why i'm thinking to switch Mate :D Commented Apr 19, 2016 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. Commented Apr 19, 2016 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 Commented Apr 19, 2016 at 19:56
  • @Zacharee1 I'm now using Ubuntu MATE and it's awesome.Thank you and other people for your help :) Commented Apr 20, 2016 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. Commented Apr 19, 2016 at 19:51
  • +1 for ` {L|X|K|Ed}Ubuntu {Mate|Gnome}` :)
    – Carl H
    Commented May 3, 2016 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
    Commented May 3, 2016 at 15:55

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