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I have a LinuxMint 17 installation in VirtualBox, and I want to install MATE so I can choose between MATE and Cinnamon. I tried the mint-meta and mint-desktop-environment package for previous versions of Mint, but neither of them works.
Is there a single package I can install that will install all of MATE in Mint 17?
It's described as the "set of packages required to run the MATE desktop environment." My understanding of "meta" packages is that it will pull in the rest of the needed packages, though not necessarily the optional ones, though I haven't done it (I installed Mint with MATE).
It installed beautifully - thank you very much.
A curiosity that I've noticed on this that is says in the lower left hand corner of your first response that you were on Mint. How come it says you were on Mint when you wre on Mint, while for me it says Ubuntu when I post under Mint?