TIP – Ubuntu MATE Turns The Raspberry Pi2 Into A Desktop Computer

I can say I got pretty impressed with Ubuntu MATE after trying it on the Raspberry Pi2. It’s a big difference going from Raspbian to MATE. It feels more like a desktop than with Raspbian found on the NOOBS image. I think they should add Ubuntu MATE to NOOBS. For usability testing I entered a weeks worth of Udacity JavaScript Course. It worked well. The Udacity videos were in sync in Firefox. I think this computer is now very able to deliver education at this point.

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Caret (Code Editor) running in Chromium on the Raspberry Pi 2 with Ubuntu MATE