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Old 09-02-2011, 08:33 PM   #16
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Oh - i guess I'm stuck then because I installed most of my programs from the Ubuntu Software Center (I thought you were suppose to install programs from it).
you ARE supposed to
using the OS's package manager is how you keep things updated

it is only when you do NOT ues it that you have to manually update things
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Sorry - but I was unaware that you were suppose to download from the
Synaptic Package Manager when I installed Ubuntu a couple of weeks ago.
I wish I had known that you were not suppose to use the Ubuntu Software
Center to install software

When the new version of Ubuntu comes out - I will use the Synaptic Package Manager for the software. However I have all the software I
want on this version (11.04).
Thank you for your help.
Old 09-03-2011, 06:33 AM   #18
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Ubuntu Software Center is the right place. It is the OS's package manager. Or rather a user friendly front end program for the package manager. It does the same thing as the Synaptic Package Manager under System; Administration or apt-get run at the command line. If you installed programs from the Software Center they will be looked after by Update Manager.

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Thank you very much for putting my mind at ease!! I only install programs from the Software Center, because it is so user friendly.

I do intend to try to learn about the Synaptic Package manager as well as the terminal, though. So I will have a lot more questions.
Thank you again.


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