Ubuntu MATE 18.04 LTS has been released and announced by Ubuntu MATE project. As part of official ubuntu flavor, this release features the latest MATE Desktop 1.20.1 as default desktop environment. Also introduces numerous improvements and new features, including better support for HiDPI displays, new desktop layouts, as well as support for indicators in all layouts by default.
Familiar is new default layout of desktop Ubuntu MATE 18.04. it based on the traditional layout with the menu-bar (Applications, Places, System) replaced by Brisk Menu. Use MATE tweak if you want try out the various desktop layouts.
Brisk Menu applications menu is now enabled by default in Ubuntu MATE 18.04 LTS, which ships with the Head-Up Display (HUD) feature of the Unity 7 desktop environmentand .MATE Tweak, which now lets you toggle the HiDPI mode more easily and a revamped Ubuntu MATE Welcome screen that now includes browser selection support and system telemetry if you want to help the Ubuntu MATE team improve future releases.
Ubuntu MATE 18.04 LTS also received several improvements. Among these, we can mention the Caja file manager, which can now encrypt your most precious files, advenced bulk rename, hash checking and advanced ACl properties. Marco window manager, which got hardware acceleration. MATE Dock Applet, which now features icon scrolling and matching
Based on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS and powered by the Linux Kernel 4.15 series, which contains mitigations for the Meltdown and Spectre security vulnerabilities. Ubuntu MATE 18.04 also introduce “Minimal Installation” option in the graphical installer, which user can install Ubuntu MATE with only the Mozilla Firefox web browser and a handful of standard utilities, Slick Greeter as default login screen and color emoji support for most apps.
Pre-installed applications that included in Ubuntu MATE 18.04 LTS, we can mention, Caja File manager 1.20.2, Firefox Quantum 59, Disk Usge ananlyzer 1.20, MATE image viewer 1.20, Shotwell Photo Manager 0.28, Thunderbird Email Client 52.7, Transmission bittorrent client 2.92, Atril Document Viewer 1.20, Libreoffice 6.0, Rhythmbox music manager 3.4.2, VLC Media Player 3.0.1, GNOME Disk Utility 3.28, Dictionary 1.20, System Monitor 1.20, Log Viewer 1.20, Pluma text editor 1.20, Engrampa archive manager 1.20.