Ubuntu MATE 24.04 LTS Release Notes

Ubuntu MATE 24.04 is more of what you like, stable MATE Desktop on top of current Ubuntu.
This release rolls up some fixes and more closely aligns with Ubuntu. Read on to learn more 👓️

Ubuntu MATE 24.04 LTS

Thank you! 🙇

I’d like to extend my sincere thanks to everyone who has played an active role in improving Ubuntu MATE for this release 👏
I’d like to acknowledge the close collaboration with all the Ubuntu flavour teams and the Ubuntu Foundations and Desktop Teams.
The assistance and support provided by Erich Eickmeyer

(Ubuntu Studio), Simon Quigley (Lubuntu) and David Muhammed (Ubuntu Budgie) have been invaluable.
Thank you!

What changed since the Ubuntu MATE 23.10?

Here are the highlights of what’s changed since the release of Ubuntu MATE 23.10

  • Ships stable MATE Desktop 1.26.2 with a selection of bug fixes 🐛 and minor improvements 🩹 to associated components.
  • Integrated the new ✨ Ubuntu Desktop Bootstrap installer 📀
  • Added GNOME Firmware, that replaces Firmware Updater.
  • Added App Center, that replaces Software Boutique.
  • Retired Ubuntu MATE Welcome; although it is still available for Ubuntu MATE 23.10 and earlier.

Major Applications

Accompanying MATE Desktop 1.26.2 🧉 and Linux 6.8 🐧 are Firefox 125 🔥🦊,
Celluloid 0.26 🎥, Evolution 3.52 📧, LibreOffice 24.2.2 📚

See the Ubuntu 24.04 Release Notes
for details of all the changes and improvements that Ubuntu MATE benefits from.


Download Ubuntu MATE 24.04

This new release will be first available for PC/Mac users.


Upgrading to Ubuntu MATE 24.04

The upgrade process to Ubuntu MATE 24.04 LTS from either Ubuntu MATE 22.04 LTS or
23.10 is the same as Ubuntu.

There are no offline upgrade options for Ubuntu MATE. Please ensure you have
network connectivity to one of the official mirrors or to a locally accessible
mirror and follow the instructions above.

See also 
Ubuntu MATE 23.04 Release Notes

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