2.1 Objectives

Ubuntu MATE has a number of guiding objectives and goals.

· Accessible to all, regardless of language and physical ability.

· Increase both Ubuntu and MATE Desktop user adoption.

· Ubuntu alternative for computers that aren't powerful enough to run a composited desktop.

· First choice Ubuntu platform for remote workstation solutions such as LTSP and X2Go.

· Recreate the halcyon days of Ubuntu for users who prefer a traditional desktop metaphor.

· Use themes and artwork similar to Ubuntu so that Ubuntu MATE is immediately familiar.

· When possible contribute to Debian so both the Debian and Ubuntu communities benefit.

· Software selection will favour functionality and stability over lightness and whimsy.