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Old 05-29-2016, 08:11 PM   #16
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Gregg,

Good for you.

Well done.

So many people ask for the "best" or "optimal" way to do things.

There is usually never a "best" way or a "best" laptop etc.

Just be aware of the different options available to you and act accordingly.
Thanks, man.
 
Old 05-29-2016, 08:16 PM   #17
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Just an (maybe) interesting point: the Ubuntu Software Center in 16.04 is actually rebranded Gnome Software Center. Gnome software center developers had this interesting idea that in GUI package installer there should be only GUI programs available -- since if you're willing to use CLI alternatives you're most likely able to install software via the terminal. That's why the Software Center doesn't show all the software included.

I don't quite understand why the Ubuntu team changed its software center but forgot to tell the users about such things.
Thanks Captain. But my old computer (that I upgraded from 15.10 to 16.04) still has the Ubuntu Software Center on it. The computer I just did a fresh install of 16.04 does not. They both have "Software" in the Applications Menu. Is that the new thing? I don't remember seeing it there before, or maybe I just never clicked on it.
 
Old 05-30-2016, 01:47 AM   #18
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Gregg,

My Ubuntu 16.04 MATE has both the Software Centre and Software Boutique, via System > Administration.

"Software" (=Boutique) is also listed under the Welcome Menu.
 
Old 05-30-2016, 11:40 AM   #19
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Gregg,

My Ubuntu 16.04 MATE has both the Software Centre and Software Boutique, via System > Administration.

"Software" (=Boutique) is also listed under the Welcome Menu.
Okay. I just wonder why just one of my Xubuntu 16.04s has the Ubuntu Software Center and the other doesn't.
 
Old 05-30-2016, 02:24 PM   #20
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Okay. I just wonder why just one of my Xubuntu 16.04s has the Ubuntu Software Center and the other doesn't.
Hi Gregg...

I'm not sure but does using this command resolve that...

Code:
sudo apt-get install software-center
Regards...
 
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Old 05-31-2016, 09:36 PM   #21
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Hi Gregg...

I'm not sure but does using this command resolve that...

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sudo apt-get install software-center
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Hi ardvark. Thanks. Yeah, I ran your command and it finished. Now I'll see if I get the updates. Appreciate it.

Ha ha, ardvark. Sorry I thought this was about getting the automatic updates, BUT I DID WANT THE UBUNTU SOFTWARE CENTER TOO and your link got it for me. (Bordering on being mentally unstable here.) Thanks!

Last edited by Gregg Bell; 05-31-2016 at 10:05 PM. Reason: I'm crazy
 
Old 06-01-2016, 04:04 AM   #22
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Hi ardvark. Thanks. Yeah, I ran your command and it finished. Now I'll see if I get the updates. Appreciate it.

Ha ha, ardvark. Sorry I thought this was about getting the automatic updates, BUT I DID WANT THE UBUNTU SOFTWARE CENTER TOO and your link got it for me. (Bordering on being mentally unstable here.) Thanks!
Hi Gregg...

No problem, happy to help. Don't let the "art of learning Linux" get to you. It just takes time. Bad stuff comes with getting frustrated...I know. The Lord has been teaching me about that for a few years now.

Regards...
 
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