MATE vs. Xfce: 

Which is Better?

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MATE vs. Xfce:  Must-Know Facts

MATE is a fork based on Gnome 2, so the interface is strikingly similar.


Xfce is slightly leaner than MATE with regards to CPU and memory usage.


Straight out of the box, both Xfce and MATE are somewhat old-fashioned looking.


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Developer: Open Source project started by Perberos Update Frequency: Around once a year Customization (Scale of 1-5): 3 Lightness/Leanness (Scale of 1-5): 4 Stability (Scale of 1-5): 4


Developer: Open Source project started by Olivier Fourdan Update Frequency: Inconsistent, major updates between 1 and 4 years apart Customization (Scale of 1-5): 4 Lightness/Leanness (Scale of 1-5): 5 Stability (Scale of 1-5): 5

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