The Ubuntu MATE project posts the details about the donations they've received each month, detailing who gave money and where they are going. They've been doing this for quite some time, and many times they used those funds for donations to other projects. Now they are saving the money because Ubuntu MATE 15.10 for Raspberry Pi is coming out, and they think it's going to be a hit. ...It's a known fact that Ubuntu and all the flavors will get new updates next week, on October 22, but it looks like the Raspberry Pi platform will be supported too, even if it's not on the official list.
October 16, 2015
Ubuntu MATE 15.10 for Raspberry Pi 2 to Land Next Week
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