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I would like to link to software(to mention them in a blog post, for instance) present in the Ubuntu Software Centre - how can I do so?

Is there any alternative besides AptURL?

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There are two main options:


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Copy web link is handy, thanks! – Sathya Feb 1 '12 at 5:06

Yes, you can link in your blog'package' (where package is a Ubuntu package available on the repos.

For example linking in in your blog would install the package gedit if the user clicking the link would be using Ubuntu and create a fault message "You need to be running Ubuntu to install this package" (if I can remember) if you are using another operative system.

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slick gif! Thanks! – Sathya Feb 1 '12 at 5:06

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