We discuss the best open source operating system on the planet, the mighty Ubuntu MATE! One of us went to a Devin Townsend Project gig, Maps.me is our GUI love and we discuss ways to upgrade from Ubuntu 12.04 to 16.04.

It’s Season Ten Episode Four of the Ubuntu Podcast! Alan Pope, Mark Johnson and Martin Wimpress are connected and speaking to your brain.

In this week’s show:

  • We discuss what we’ve been upto recently:
  • We interview Martin Wimpress, the charismatic (and devilishly handsome) lead developer of Ubuntu MATE about how it has taken the world by storm and remains the best open source operating system implementation available today, leaving all others in the dust. Well, maybe not all the others but definitely better than openSUSE. Isn’t everything though?
    • Yes, Martin writes the show notes ;-)
  • We share a GUI Lurve:
    • Maps.Me – An open source maps an navigation app using OpenStreetMap data.
  • And we go over all your amazing feedback – thanks for sending it – please keep sending it!

  • This weeks cover image is taken from Wikimedia.

That’s all for this week! If there’s a topic you’d like us to discuss, or you have any feedback on previous shows, please send your comments and suggestions to [email protected] or Tweet us or Comment on our Facebook page or comment on our Google+ page or comment on our sub-Reddit.

6 Comments » for S10E04 – Sulky Meek Work
  1. h4ckfresse says:

    Who’s that guy you mentioned in this episode? That Linux Youtuber from Wales. Chris Reid?
    Got me a link to his youtube channel?

  2. Marian says:

    Just one remark regarding Mate – it is not just old users using it. I was on Fedora Xfce for last 18 months, just yesterday I switched to Fedora Mate on my primary notebook (after I played with distro which should not be named on secondary laptop for a week). All rainbows and unicorns so far…

  3. Amar says:

    I was a XFCE + Arch user till recently, when a system malfunction tempted me to distro-hop. Three months and over 30 installs later, I zeroed in on Ubuntu Mate. For the past month, it has been rock solid, and it is a screamer on my old Dell Latitude D520 (saving grace; it has 2.5 Gigs of RAM). Great work by the Ubuntu Mate team, even though I am not a fan of the green theme 🙂

  4. Amar says:

    Sorry for a second message: I use Ubuntu Mate 16.04 LTS- and this weekend, also on my Raspberry Pi3.

  5. Ken Fallon says:

    Maps.me is no longer in fdroid repo.

  6. This is where Maps.me say they publish: http://maps.me/en/download