Entroware Now Ships Its Orion Line of Notebooks With Ubuntu Mate 16.04 LTS
When Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Xenial Xerus was launched, many other officially flavors like the Ubuntu Mate 16.04 LTS followed suit.
“ Ubuntu MATE 16.04 LTS has not just been in development for 6 months. Ubuntu MATE 16.04 LTS has been in development for nearly 2 years. Since the project started in June 2014 this release, this our first official LTS, is what we’ve been working towards. This was the goal we had firmly in our sights every step of the way. I extend my sincere thanks to everyone who has contributed to Ubuntu MATE over the last 22 months. None of this would have been possible without the countless contributions from the amazing Ubuntu MATE community. I can’t thank them all enough for what they’ve helped create. I only hope this release makes them all proud”. – said Martin Wimpress who is the project leader for Ubuntu Mate.
Ubuntu Mate is a highly optimized flavor of Ubuntu operating system that uses Mate as its default desktop environment rather than Unity Which is featured on the Ubuntu desktop.
Recently, we have seen Ubuntu Mate skinned down to work seamlessly on single board computers like the Raspberry Pi.
Entroware is a dedicated Linux hardware supplier from the United Kingdom. The company is updating its Orion Line of Notebooks which will now ship with the Ubuntu Mate 16.04 LTS operating system preinstalled.
The company offers the laptops in different hardware configurations starting with Intel Core i3 up to the seventh generation Core i7 processors.
With a starting price of £449.99 ($654) you can get your hands on one that has 6100U running at 2.3GHz, 4GB DDR3 1600MHz RAM, 500GB HDD, Intel HD integrated graphics card, Intel AC-8260 Wi-Fi, Bluetooth under the hood as well as Gigabit Ethernet, a 14-inch matte Full HD (1920×1080) LED IPS display, and 1MP 720p webcam.
The hardware configurations differs depending on how much you want to shell out for one unit. Follow this link to learn more.