Why still use Mate Desktop ? Gnome is more stable, secure, usable and updated/supported than mate, especially with new QT tools (like usbguard), i would like to understand the reason of why…
One of many examples of usability, i use terminator as terminal, with the activity and inactivity watch plugin, when i get a notification about it while i’m not in front of my screen, i can still read later the notification history which is on the calendar, while on mate desktop there is no such thing.
And in advance, the ram should not be an issue, i’m using a 4GB ram laptop, and on Gnome, my system uses between 850 and 900MB of ram, so i can do lot of multi-task even with 4GB, and it’s usable even on 2GB machines
If the reason would be that its unusable on machines with 1GB or lower, i anwser that with such machines, what’s the point of using a desktop environnement since its mainly used for running graphical applications, which it won’t be able to run on par with the DE, better to go terminal mode only, that’s what i would do on Pi machines for example.
And i use this opportunity to tell you @Palinuro that you should indeed drop i386 support, it’s unpractical, very few use that. Just like you and your team do efforts to maintain this OS, so users should do the little effort of maintaining their systems by at least using x64
Proof of usability, using Discord + Youtube + Terminal + This forum :