clean mate desktop

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Mon Nov 19 14:08:42 UTC 2018

Arch has the latest and cleanest version of MATE that works with Orca. Fedora is 
probably the next closest, but needs a lot of tweaking to make it work with 
Orca, whereas its GNOME version works out of the box. If you're trying to follow 
development of clean MATE, Arch is the way to go, as they just package upstream 
without patches. Debian and Ubuntu are both heavily patched, and tend to be old. 
So if you need to report a bug, it's harder to report them to the MATE 
developers, since it's possible your bug has already been fixed, but hasn't yet 
filtered down to your distro.

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