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How do I install the latest version of Matlab?

When I tried to install Matlab using the Software Center, it prompted me for the Location of MATLAB installation(s). Since I am trying to install it, I don't know what to do.
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Can't open software center Help! [duplicate]

I am totally new to Linux so I don't know how to do anything :S I was trying to open Software Center ( to install spotify) but I always get this error message: Please run this software with ...
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How to install flash player on ubuntu unity

Ok ive landed myself in quite the prediciment. I got a chromebook from my school and my robotics teacher noticed i was very good with computers. So he made a deal with me. He came up with challenges ...
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Will Ubuntu Software Center function in Raspbian OS?

Can I install Ubuntu Software Center in Raspbian? Will it work properly? Will proprietary apps work properly?
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How to Remove Annoying Magazine/Book Entries from Ubuntu Software Center [duplicate]

Whenever I try to search the Ubuntu Software Center for apps, my results list is flooded with magazine and book entries. Is it possible to remove these annoying entries? Thanks!
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Update Manager Error ubuntu 12.04 LTS [duplicate]

Red exclamation point in triangl up there is scareing me when i click on it this shows up: The update information is outdated.This may be caused by network problems or by a repository that is ...
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How to choose to open with Software Center application from the browser?

I am currently using Ubuntu 12.04. I wanted to install fonts for the Indian languages and searching in Google led me to this site. When I clicked on the available on the Software Centre button, the ...
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Ubuntu Software Center is unaccessible

When I open Ubuntu Software Center, it appears for sometime with a stopped loading circle and closes automatically. I have been trying to install Google Chrome but as Ubuntu software center is ...
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How should I install jpeg62 for Synfig Studio?

I would like to install Synfig Studio 0.63 on a computer without an Internet connection. At installation, it says to install the "JPEG62" dependency. I have downloaded this but the Software Centre is ...
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Error while opening Ubuntu software center

I'm a newbie to Ubuntu and I've got this problem where I can't open the software center. At the upper right part on my screen there is a red dot with a horizontal white line. While clicking on it says ...
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Software Center not working in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

I am having trouble with the Software Center in Ubuntu 12.04. When I write Software-center in Terminal, this says : ** (software-center:3203): WARNING **: Failed to load shared library ...
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How do I fix the Ubuntu Software Center with gstreamer0.10-plugins-bad?

I can't update files or get new files. I think the problem is gstreamer0.10-plugins-bad. Here's the message I get in Ubuntu Software Center: "New software can't be installed, because there is a ...
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Can I make a YouTube Series about programs on the Ubuntu Software Center?

I would like to make a video series of me touring the software center, browsing programs, and introducing others to the Ubuntu Software Center and its programs. Can I do this? I am asking because I do ...
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not able to run upgrades

I am a new user trying to run upgrades in my new Ubuntu 12.04 , but i am running in to a problem all scripts seems to do fine and it gets to this screen Package configuration ...
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Making an app for Ubuntu Software Centre [duplicate]

I would love to make apps and publish them on the Ubuntu Software Centre. After following the instructions on the developer centre, I built an app and published it. Now I have realised I have built an ...
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How do I clear Software Center History?

I have old software center history from way back in June and I would like to clear it all but I have tried sudo rm -rf /var/log/apt/history.log /var/log/dpkg.log ut it did not work
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Why is my Ubuntu Touch app not visible in the Ubuntu Software Center?

I submitted a Ubuntu Touch app packaged as a Click package to the Click App Store and it was published a few days ago. It is not in my Ubuntu Software Center, or in the online version. I tried a lot ...
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How can I install software wihout the Ubuntu Software Center? [duplicate]

How can I install Gnome Dictionary or other software if my Ubuntu Software Center is not working? Please give me explanation why my software center is not working and how to fix it.
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Software Centre Errors

Trying to download software from the Ubuntu Software Centre the 'install' button for most of the software is missing and I get the following messages for various programs. When trying to get ClamTK I ...
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Are there any packages that do all the recommended configuration settings for a secured server environment?

I came across questions & articles like these: 1.) What Can Be Done To Secure Ubuntu Server? , 2.) How to prevent your website from getting hacked. which speak of many configuration settings for ...
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When will my application be reviewed?

I submitted an app to the Ubuntu Software Centre through my apps on developer.ubuntu.com yesterday. Will my app ever be reviewed or is my apps no longer used? My app is free and I packaged it myself ...
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How to run the Software Center (it is not in the Unity cog menu)?

I can't for the life of me figure out where to find the Software Center... I know you can run it from the terminal but I'd rather do it visually. This is in Ubuntu 12.04.3.
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Install software without root access?

Is it possible to give a user the rights to install software, without giving him other sudo-rights? Let's say I were to install Ubuntu on the student's computers at a school. I would like them to be ...
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Installing NCTUNS in Ubuntu 13.10

I am not able to find the NCTUNS tool in the Ubuntu Software Center. How to install the NCTUNS on the Ubuntu 13.10?
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Change Proxy Settings In UBuntu

I want to use the Ubuntu Software Center to install software, but I can not download them. How can I give my proxy settings in Ubuntu terminal (just like we use cmd in Windows to choose IE proxy ...
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Package dependencies can not be resolved [duplicate]

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04.3 32-bit. When I try to download something like wine or chromium out of Ubuntu Software Center it won't let me and says this to me: This error could be caused by required ...
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The Software Center won't start anymore, how to fix it?

I have been using Ubuntu 13.04 for last 2 months. It was working properly but suddenly the Ubuntu Software Center has started hanging. Now it doesn't open. And every time I try to open it, I have to ...
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I need help updating Ubuntu 11.04… so many problems [duplicate]

This computer was originally Windows Vista, but Boot manager went missing and couldn't boot up. A friend of mine gave me a compact disk with Linux 11.04, and replaced Vista. However, I am unable to ...
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How can I remove Proprietary Sources

I only enabled "main" and "universe" repos, but still proprietary software like "steam" are enabled and shown in the list, how can I remove them?
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My jenkins jobs fails to start

When I try to start jenkins on my Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS I get an error $ sudo start jenkins start: Job failed to start
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Problem in jenkins installation on Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS

$ sudo apt-get install jenkins Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done The following NEW packages will be installed: ...
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Can I install items on Ubuntu, without using the command line? [duplicate]

Everything I've googled so far has used the command line?
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ubuntu installation replacing of windows 7 without partitioning [duplicate]

I have already 5 drives in my PC. I want to install ubuntu replacing of win 7 on drive c without touching other drives. But how?
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Differences of: SoftwareCenter history, dpkg-query and /var/log/dpkg.log.*?

I have just again run across the problem "find out which packages I installed some certain days ago". I have read several Q&A on askubuntu and there are always different ways suggested to do this: ...
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Why do not the brightness of the screen?

Brightness control problem Show but it does not work I have HP Pavilion DV6 I have Ubuntu 13.04 I want to control it through a software. image ...
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Are there alternatives to software center?

Are there any GUI alternatives to the Ubuntu Software Center with Fast application loading/Low startup time Fast search Low weight/size Application purchase facility
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How to install RecordMyDesktop in Ubuntu

I am new to Ubuntu and Linux. I have installed Ubuntu on Windows using VM Player. While learning Ubuntu, I want to record the actions I perform on the system. When I searched using chrome browser on ...
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Software Updater Failed to download repositories 13.04 [duplicate]

My software Updater is no longer working. the computer tells me i need to check from updates, it shows a red triangle symbol that if you click it give me an option to show updates but when i do the ...
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Installing C compiler, JDK etc. in Ubuntu [closed]

I am a new to Ubuntu. I have used Windows before, but I am not able to install new software in Ubuntu from the offline setup files, so I don't know how to install software in Ubuntu. Please tell me ...
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Problem with Ubuntu Software Center--can't install anything

About 3 weeks ago I downloaded Ubuntu 12.04 and I've been running it since then. Initially everything worked great, but about 10 days ago the Ubuntu Software Center quit working (I previously used it ...
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I can't download anything from Ubuntu Software Center

I've installed ubuntu 13.04 a few day's ago and U.S.C. (Ubuntu Software Center) worked perfect. Yesterday I couldn't download any more, the proggress tab show the number 1 and it is Enabling component ...
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having Error:BrokenCount>0

I was installing pidginfacebookchat-1.69.deb package from a 3rd party "https://code.google.com/p/pidgin-facebookchat/" but after installing it from the Ubuntu Software Center, an error appeared Items ...
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Update Manager/Software Centre not working (12.04 LTS)

I restarted my computer and a little red circle with a horizontal white line appeared. I clicked on it and it asked me to show updates, so I did that. Next, it says this: An unresolvable problem ...
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How to update applications downloaded from the Software Center

I recently downloaded Scala for Ubuntu through the Software Center, however when I check the version I downloaded was Scala 2.9.0, is there anyway I can upgrade/update this to Scala 2.10.1?
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Ubuntu Software Center won't open in Ubuntu 12.04 [duplicate]

Running software-center in the terminal give this output: 2013-08-23 11:25:07,917 - softwarecenter.ui.gtk3.app - INFO - setting up proxy 'None' 2013-08-23 11:25:07,932 - softwarecenter.db.database ...
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Remove metadata from Libreoffice Writer Documents

Is there any official program in Ubuntu Software Center or some Official Tool that can remove metadata from documents (Generally LibreOffice Writer, PDF and if it's possible Images)?
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Unmet dependencies while installing fbreader

I was installing fbreader in Ubuntu 12.04, but it showed that some packages are broken and have unmet dependencies, so fbreader wasn't installed. Moreover, software center started to show repair ...
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Extract zipx format in ubuntu

I compressed my folder using Windows7 and it compressed to zipx format. How can I extract it in ubuntu 12.04 because it encountered error while extracting. When I google for it I came across this ...
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dpkg: warning: 'tar' not found in PATH or not executable

I have installed my programs by "synaptic" previously, but now it shows errors and doesn't install any programs, for example, I want to install xserver-xorg-dev but synaptic shows below errors: dpkg: ...
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How to cancel installation of Matlab while applying changes?

Out of curiosity to try Matlab I mistakenly installed the Matlab from the Ubuntu Software Center. I did not realize that it was just an upgrade for the installed program. Now it wants the directory ...