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Are bad download speeds considered normal after a release of a new Ubuntu version?

Installing new packages on my recently installed Ubuntu machine is slow. Fetching apt headers even took me more than three minutes because they are downloaded at ~20kB/s – in my case from ...
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How do I refresh software sources after adding a PPA

I'm looking to learn a new way to update sources without having to revert to the terminal or the software updater. When I'm trying to explain how to add a PPA to new users it sounds really silly ...
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How to refresh the software sources in Ubuntu Software Center?

I have added a PPA repository to my fresh installation of Ubuntu 12.04 with the Software sources menu item in the Ubuntu Software Center (USC). The problem is that the new repository is not ...
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Slow installation of applications in Ubuntu Software Center?

I have installed Ubuntu 11.04 desktop and I am in the process of learning. I want to install some applications from the Ubuntu Software Center, but the installation process is quite long and slow. ...
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Opera web browser in Ubuntu Software Center

Is Opera Web Browser going to be offered via Ubuntu Software Center?
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Software Center disappeared and system settings does not work

I was cleaning up software in Software Center that I no longer use and after uninstalling one package the Software Center disappeared - as well as the System Configuration tools, how can I restore the ...
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How to post reviews on apps.ubuntu.com?

I cannot seem to figure out where's the option to log in or something on apps.ubuntu.com in order to be able to add a review to a program. How do I post reviews using this web-interface?
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How do I return a purchase from the Ubuntu Software Centre?

I purchased Amnesia (game) from the Ubuntu Software Centre. It crashes on startup every time and I therefore want to return it for a refund. I can't find a way of doing so through the USC and, ...
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How to use the sync between computers in Software Center

Am trying to sync between 2 computers with Software Center but it is confusing. I already logged in in both using the same account but they do not appear to show in the others list. So maybe a step by ...
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Will installing a program from the Software Center also include updates from its PPA?

For example I installed VLC from the Ubuntu Software Center would it also include VLC's PPA repository so that when my laptop would do a software update, VLC updates would automatically be included ...
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How long to wait before Humble Bundle games appear in Software Centre?

At software-center.ubuntu.com it says Thank you for downloading your Humble Bundle games from the Ubuntu Software Center Notes: As these games have been recently added to Ubuntu Software ...
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How long does it take to complete the review stages in Ubuntu?

When we submit an application to the Ubuntu Software Center, how long does it take to complete the review stages? Namely, Pending Review In Review How long (average or based on your experience) ...
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Why does Ubuntu Software Center need a separate login?

So there is this Ubuntu One feature which promises to be the one central place / account where I keep stuff and so on. So why, if that is the case, do I need to register again for the Ubuntu Software ...
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How can I change the Software Centre prices to GBP?

The pricing in the Software Centre and in the Dash is in USD. I don't live in the USA so this is not relevent to me. Is it possible to change to GBP or even EUR?
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Are there any plans to add paid software support to Kubuntu's Muon Software Center?

I was wondering if there are plans to add support for purchases in Muon Software Center just like there is in Ubuntu Software Center? That would be handy, and as Muon developer is part of Kubuntu ...
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How to show proper time in Ubuntu Software Centre history

There were some occasions when I needed to know the time I installed or uninstalled something from the Ubuntu Software Centre so that I can diagnose some problem. It is great that the time is shown ...
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What happens when I press buy button in software center?

Just for my curiosity, what are processes happening,when I press buy button in software center ? . I just noticed that it updates software cache when I pressed buy button. It means it adds a temporary ...
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My Rhythmbox plugin can't meet the Ubuntu Software Center “my-app” requirements

At http://developer.ubuntu.com/publish/my-apps-packages/ the following technical requirements are cited: Technical requirements In order for your application to be distributed in the Software ...
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Why is this item showing up in the Software Center when it doesn't exist?

Here is an item in the Software Center: Here is what happens when I click "More Info": Why is it showing up if it doesn't exist?
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Uploading an HTML5 app to the Software Center

I have an app written in HTML and JavaScript, suitable for distribution in the Chrome Web Store as a packaged app. (You can even package it up as a single HTML file with data: URIs.) Is it possible ...
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Remove or hide magazines from the Software Center [duplicate]

I just started using Ubuntu again (after using Max OSX for 2 years), and the one thing that bothers be about it are the magazines spamming the software center. Is it possible to totally remove them ...
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Synaptic and Software Centre Segmentation fault [closed]

Synaptic windows disappear after a few seconds when opened. This happens also for the Software Center. On running from the terminal it gives me this phrase "Segmentation fault" how can I fix that?
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Is there any simple way to install tarballs?

Most Linux software is packaged in tarballs. All of them require but a few commands to compile and install them. My question is; we have gdebi for standalone debian packages, so why not an app to ...
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How to start freecell, installed from software center

Freecell Solitarire won't load on Ubuntu 13.04. In the software center it appears as Installed but doesn't appear in Search. Uninstalling and reinstalling did not help. As a workaround, would it be ...
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How to play MP3 files using Rhythmbox? [duplicate]

Yesterday I just installed the Ubuntu 12.04 for the first time, the problem is that I can't play and of the MP3 files that I have. I get this error: Required plugin could not be found Python ...
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Ubuntu Software center in Ubuntu 13.04 crashes when opened

I am using Ubuntu 13.04 with Gnome 3.8.1.When I try to open Ubuntu Software center, it simply crashes. Somebody please help me out. Thank you.
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How can I install avant window navigator in 12.10?

Installing the ubuntu 11.10 packages works.I can't compile awn on ubuntu 12.10. And i can't install it with the software-center but the program is listed on it. It isn't like awn depends to 100 % on ...
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Why isn't the Iceland mirror working?

I have already tried sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade but then it cant connect to [to is.archive.ubuntu.com][1] and when i try to use update manager this comes W:Failed to ...
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How do I find the maintenance status of programs in the Software Center?

How do I find out if a particular program in the "Software Center" is still being maintained?
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What does “(obsolete)” mean in Ubuntu Software Center

I sometimes see software in Ubuntu Software Center with "(obsolete)" at the end of the title. What does this mean? Are there any risks? Is there a simple way to get to a non-obsolete version? For ...
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Ubuntu Software Center not recognising my network connection

I have installed Oneiric Beta on my laptop. As my Mobile Broadband refused to connect to Internet through network manager I'm now using wvdial to connect. Hence the network manager shows I'm not ...
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any reason Ubuntu Software Center does not accept paypal?

Recently the game braid was released for ubuntu in the ubuntu software center. however, it seems they don't take payments from paypal yet. Is there a political reason for this, or a technical one?
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Can I rate an application in software center without writing a review for it?

Can I just rate an application in the Ubuntu Software Center without having to write a complete review? I only get a window with SSO and a review text and rating.
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How to repair a failed install?

I had to do a hard reboot on my computer while installing mysql-admin and now I get an error when trying to install it. Here is the error message: How can I "repair this" ?
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Can we have broken software removed from the Software Center?

The Ubuntu Software Center does a fantastic job of inviting new users to explore and try out the software in Ubuntu's repositories. I don't have much experience with it but recently decided to give it ...
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Why do I have to 'buy' a free item in the Ubuntu Software Center? [closed]

When using the Ubuntu Software Center, why do I have to go through the extra steps to 'buy' a free item? Why can't it just get installed?
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How to resolve “Failed to download repository information”?

Whenever I try to install anything with the Ubuntu Software Center, the following error appears. Failed to download repository information Check your Internet connection. E:Unable to ...
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How do I update my own application in the software center?

Some applications use web services to provide services to users (especially Unity lenses). Things with APIs that might change, or things that might be updated. So what happens when someone submits a ...
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How does Canonical report and transfer Software Center sales money to app developers?

I would like to clarify some details of the derivation earned from the sale of application money. If I understood correctly, at the end of each quarter you will send us email to report the amount of ...
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How to translate software description in software-center

I want to ask you how / where to translate software description shown in Ubuntu Software Center. Thank you.
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How to add a Web App to Ubuntu's repositories?

According to This Question, some webapps like gmail are now "install-able". I'm the developer of Timer-Tab.com and have already integrated it with the Unity Desktop using the Unity Web API. Are ...
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When will the applications submitted to the Ubuntu App Showdown be available for download via the Software Centre? [closed]

The deadline for submitting applications has passed and now the applications are being reviewed. OMG! Ubuntu points out that the applications will be available on the Software Centre by the end of ...
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The new EA games cannot be found in the Software Center

Well, I want to install the two EA games that arrived in the software Center recently. But these packages seem to be missing as in the following picture: I've tried to update the sources, and ...
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Software center will not let me authorize

When trying to install a program from the software center it will ask for a password. I enter my password and the authentication window goes away and/or tells me there is a problem and the program ...
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apt-get update not working (Not Found [IP: 91.189.92.201 80]) [closed]

When I try to run apt-get update I get the following error messages: I am using: Distributor ID: Ubuntu Description: Ubuntu 11.04 Release: 11.04 Codename: natty W: Failed to fetch ...
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How to fix “something wicked happened” in Software Center?

I have a fresh install of Ubuntu 12.04. Whenever I try to download a new app from the Ubuntu Software Center, it says: Requires unauthenticated packages It then gives me an option to "Repair". ...
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Who to contact about an outdated application in the Software center?

Sometimes applications in the Software Center are outdated and several years old. For instance the version of QtGain is several years old. Who should I contact to report this?
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Ubuntu Software Center not working; says the package catalog needs repair

When I want to install anything in Ubuntu Software Center I get this message :
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How to have up to date software and more open source software in the Software Centre?

I would like to have a better selection of free software in the Software Centre and have newer versions of the packages. How can I achieve this?
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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 ...