Can NOOBS install Ubuntu? Ubuntu MATE is not listed as one of the Operating Systems that can be installed via the NOOBS installer, so what you are seeing is to be expected.
Is NOOBS the same as Raspbian? NOOBS is an OS installer. You download and install NOOBS do that it can install the working OS (Raspbian or other). Raspbian is the working OS that you use for whatever purpose you want. You can install Raspbian directly from an image (not using NOOBS).
Is NOOBS good for Raspberry Pi? NOOBS is an OS installation program created by Raspberry Pi. It comes pre-loaded with operating systems that can run on the Raspberry Pi. You can also use it to download additional OS images from the internet.
What OS come with NOOBS? Operating System Choice
NOOBS is available in 2 formats: NOOBS Full includes the installation files for Raspberry Pi OS Full and LibreELEC only.