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I am installing a few programs on my laptop, and the Software Center is using a lot of CPU resources. I have a few items waiting to install, and I would like to know if I can close the Software Center and have everything finish installing, or do the installations require the Software Center to be open?

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You can close the software center application while installing packages.It won't affect the package installation.Installation of packages would run on the background.

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Awesome! CPU usage dropped from average of 45% to average of 3%. –  Giaphage47 Feb 20 '14 at 4:08

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