Ubuntu MATE 16.04 LTS as part of Ubuntu 16.04 Offical Flavors has been released and announced by Ubuntu MATE Developer. This release include mate desktop 1.12 as default desktop environment and powered by long-term support Linux Kernel series 4.4.
This release introducing Ubuntu MATE Software Boutique as default software manager, Synapse fully integreted with MATE Desktop, support for docklets and MATE tweak bringing support for enabling Synapse. Furthermore, there are now two new applets for the MATE desktop called Topmenu and MATE Dock.
Another features that added on this release we can mentions : replaced guvcview with cheese as default webcam viewer, Support most of the GNOME 3.18 packages and biquity installer for Ubuntu MATE 16.04 ships with new artwork.
Released as LTS version, Ubuntu MATE 16.04 LTS will receive software updates and security patches for a period of three years. for more details about this release you can refer to Ubuntu MATE 16.04 LTS release notes