Few things to note when migrating:
- Gedit is now pluma
- Nautilus is now caja
- Things that started with gnome now start with mate, such as Gnome-terminal is now mate-terminal
- The green theme can be cleaned up to not look not green at all, select appearances under the preferences menu
- The menu bar can be moved back to the top of the screen like the classic gnome 2 Ubuntu. Another bar can be added to the bottom of the screen for desktop and bun icons.
- Install synaptic, to get the software installing power back