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I wanted to see which packages in certain category are most popular in order to try them. Is that possible to accomplish in Ubuntu Software Centre? I didn't see any sorting capabilities there, unfortunately. Thanks.

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I don't think it's possible at the moment. Additionally, in my USC, ratings only appear in the software list when I click on a single application.

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Thanks for the answer... I'm glad I thought about this cool idea! :) – Avetik Topchyan May 30 '11 at 17:02
Could should file a bug report and propose this as an enhancement – Toxicbits May 30 '11 at 17:53
If something so obvious is not implemented, naturally, I wonder if this was omitted on purpose, you know... – Avetik Topchyan Jun 7 '11 at 1:01

I wrote a script which sorts the output of apt-cache on popularity:

$ apt-cache search twitter client | ./
gwibber - microblogging client for GNOME
pidgin-microblog - Microblogging plugins for Pidgin
choqok - KDE micro-blogging client
hotot - lightweight microblogging client
qwit - Lightweight desktop client for Twitter microblogging service
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