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I was wondering why I can't open more than one instance of Ubuntu Software Center?

Is there any specific reason for this behaviour?

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It would be minimum useless since when you are installing software using the Ubuntu Software Center the system locks apt so that there are no 2 applications trying to alter files at the same time.

ie: You cant do sudo apt-get update (or use it for something similar) when you are installing software in the USC, the other way around is also true.

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