Why not let us install programs the same way Apple do? One file and thats it and if one wants to uninstall, just delete the file/folder.
Ubuntu uses an installation system based off of Debian, which is to use .deb packages. These packages contain instructions for installing and removing software from the system.
This system is controlled via
There is also a Software center in Ubuntu. This software center is for the less-tech-savvy user, but has the same results as my aforementioned methods for managing packages. With the Software Center, too, you don't need to know all the package names, you only need to know the software's name, and it can usually find it (if its in the repositories).