The MATE Desktop Environment is the continuation of GNOME 2. It provides an intuitive and attractive desktop environment using traditional metaphors for Linux and other Unix-like operating systems.
MATE is under active development to add support for new technologies while preserving a traditional desktop experience.
I prefer Puppies ready for use, but they are so few with desktop Mate. It's a different desktop, useful, useless, Just to change the uniform appearance of modern puppies.
Very easy to use matepuppy