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I switched to Ubuntu from Windows, but I am not able to install any software on it. Whenever I install it gives the following error :

Package dependencies cannot be resolved
This error could be caused by required additional software packages which are missing or not installable.
Furthermore there could be a conflict between software packages which are not allowed to be installed at the same time.
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migrated from Sep 29 '13 at 13:08

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Since it seems that there are dependency issues, the first thing I would do is update your system with the latest packages/updates.

Look in your start bar for the 'update system' icon, as in:
(it's the "70" icon here).

enter image description here

Before troubleshooting further you should make sure you system is fully up to date.

Also make sure your network connection exists (is plugged in, etc).

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