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Why can't I update applications without upgrading the whole OS?

In Ubuntu, once a release is out the software one has installed receives security updates only. In Windows, I can get new versions of programs with new features. How can Windows do this and why can't ...
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Unable to install more than one Software at once

Softwares in USC installs one after the other, is there any way to make more than one sofware install at the same time?
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How to install .deb files the old fashion way? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it safe to use gdebi instead of Ubuntu Software Center to install .deb files? Is there a way to install DEB-files the old fashion way in Ubuntu 11.10? I can't install ...
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No pysvn package in software center

There is a pysvn package but I can't find it in software center. Any idea?
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Error with Update Manager and Software Center

I am running Ubuntu 11.10. On trying to check for updates using the Update Manager GUI, I encounter the following error: Failed to download repository information Check your Internet connection. ...
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How can I stop the Ubuntu Software Center from autostarting in Xubuntu?

I recently installed Xubuntu 11.10 and am completely updated. Software sources used include proposed as well as backports (in case that means anything). My issue is that the Ubuntu software center ...
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Cannot download softwares from the Software Center

I just installed Ubuntu 11.10 on my computer that has Windows7 on it as well. I was first trying to upload Chromium and I got this error: Package dependencies cannot be resolved This error ...
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I can't download from Ubuntu Software Center [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: I can't install software from the software center After I press install it says: Please check your internet connection After I click ok, it says: Require ...
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How-To add a software to the ubuntu software-center [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to get my software into Ubuntu? may somebody tell me how i can add a freeware to the ubuntu software-center? enter link description here
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Why can't I install programs from Ubuntu center? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Install button in Software Center is disabled I'm and administrator and everything is all right but when I want to install something/click button with 'Install' written ...
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Problem with Microsoft core fonts installer [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I accept the agreement in a terminal, like for ttf-mscorefonts-installer? Yes, very strange problem indeed. I installed Gnome package for a more beautifull ...
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Ubuntu software centre is loading a blank window [closed]

This issue has reared its head just today. the Ubuntu Software Centre seems to be broken It loads up a blank window with the title "Ubuntu Software Centre" but doesn't do anything else after that. ...
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How to copy my software to another computer?

I have installed Ubuntu in my laptop and I want to copy all the software and games that I have downloaded from software center to my desktop such that I don't need to download them all over again. How ...
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When a PPA has a package of the same name in the Ubuntu Software Center

If a PPA in your sources list has a package of the same name in the Ubuntu Software Center, which one shows up in the software center. Likewise, which package is downloaded via apt-get install ?
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An unhandleable error occurred [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Cannot install any software from the Software Center due to ttf-mscorefonts-installer package error Ubuntu 11.10 Software Centre Error title:An unhandlable error ...
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Ubuntu Software Center search only returns magazines

No matter what I search for in Ubuntu Software Centre, the only search results are magazines. I'm searching from the top level category. If I browse the categories manually (Graphics->3D for ...
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How do programs make it into the Software center?

Personally, I mostly trust downloading programs from the software center, and usually stay clear of PPAs. Do programs go through a process of going from a ppa to becoming part of the universe ...
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How do I enable the “multiverse” repository?

I keep seeing places refer to the "multiverse" repository as a place I can get software, how can I enable this repository? Please specify how to do this graphically and via command line.
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Difference between kernel source code (kernel.org) and linux-source (in software center)

What is the difference between kernel code downloaded from http://www.kernel.org and the one downloaded from Software Center linux-source package? Which one is better for writing a device driver?
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How can I browse the Ubuntu Software Centre online?

I'd like to access entire contents of the Ubuntu Software Center online. Is there anyway to browse the Software Center online?
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gDevilspie fails to launch, what to do?

When launched from terminal: ---:~$ gdevilspie pyGTK is not correctly installed, exiting. Installed in 11.10 Using Ubuntu Software Center...
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Difference between Emacs metapackage and Emacs

I have the following sources enabled: main, universe, restricted and multiverse. On Ubuntu Software Center on 11.10 I see two packages for Emacs: The GNU Emacs editor (metapackage) The GNU Emacs ...
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Payments in local currency in Software Centre

I'm from the UK and buying software from the Software Centre in USD incurs charges from my bank. Are there any plans to allow payments in local currency?
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Errors with ATFTPD: Unterminated quoted string

After upgrading Ubuntu from 11.04 to 11.10 (32bits) I'm having trouble with ATFTPD: Anytime I'm starting atftpd I'm getting this error: /etc/default/atftpd: 2: Syntax error: Unterminated quoted ...
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How to install gnome-app-install?

The software centre is slow and annoying (packages from additional repositories don't show up sometimes etc.), so I want the old Add/remove software application back. I've found out that the package ...
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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 Centre - error

When I am trying to install any application from Ubuntu Software Centre , It is throwing below messages.. Failed to download package files. Check your Internet connection But when I try from ...
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Ubuntu software center or update manager is having trouble downloading [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to fix 'Check your Internet connection' error in software center? when I try to use Ubuntu software center or update manger it has trouble downloading any ...
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GWT (Google Web Toolkit) App through USC (Ubuntu Software Center)

Is it possible do deploy google web toolkit (GWT) apps through the UBUNTU software center? I never deployed any application through the UBUNTU software center (newbie). So if yes, is there someone who ...
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Error 416 Request Range Not Satisfable

I have a problem with the installation of packages through Ubuntu Software Center, or, in general, through apt. I installed CNTLM to configure the proxy authentication that i use to connect to the ...
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Ubuntu Software Center Proxy with password

The Ubuntu PC is behind a proxy server that requires a password. On Windows it automatically uses windows authentication (e.g. with Internet Explorer), or enter it manually (e.g. Avast). I did a ...
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Is there an alternative to installing Ruby Version Manager (RVM) from repository in Ubuntu Software Center?

I generally avoid the hosted Ruby repos and install RVM manually but I notice there's an RVM repo in Ubuntu Software Center now. Has anyone used it? Would I be better off continuing to install RVM ...
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How do I deal with “unauthenticated sources” errors in the Software Center?

Any install that I'm trying through the Software Center is telling me: Requires installation of untrusted packages: The action would require the installation of packages from not authenticated ...
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How to disable/hide paid apps from Ubuntu Software Center? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it possible to remove the commercial programs section from the Software Center? Is there a way to disable or hide paid apps from Ubuntu Software Center (Ubuntu ...
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Unable to install applications in Ubuntu Software Center [closed]

I try to install apps on software center and nothing happens it does'nt ask me to enter my password or anything when i click install it so annoying > <
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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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Are there plans for a web Interface for Ubuntu Software Centre

Most Operating Systems that have a "App Store" native application also have a Web version of their app store where applications can be added to a wish list, purchased and/or downloaded. I think it ...
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Ubuntu Software Center Missing and cannot install? [closed]

My ubuntu was remove ubuntu software center because i want to reinstall again.but i used terminal...i cannot to install ubuntu software center.. :~$ sudo apt-get install software-center Reading ...
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How to know that an app uses which proxy settings

There are applications which don't work over proxy. Last time I tried Software Center did not work. update-manager also has issues connecting to proxy though there is a workaround. How do I find out ...
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Why are some applications so hard to find in the Ubuntu Software Centre?

Some applications don't pop up in the search even when you type in their name. Take for instance Sushi. When you type in "sushi" into the search box, it fails to throw up the application. Only when ...
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Where is search on Ubuntu Software Center?

It seems to have disappeared. The menu Edit/Search doesn't work, either. I've filed a launchpad bug-report.
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How do I lock a package in the Software Centre?

I know that you can lock a package using the command line and synaptic - is there a way to do so using the Software Centre?
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How can I contact the developers to ask to upload new software in the USC?

BZFlag is a free, open source, online multiplayer video game. Now the problem is: In the BZFlag website under the section download, http://bzflag.org/ you can download the windows .exe and the source ...
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How can I enable the Software Centre to also install recommended packages?

How can I enable Ubuntu Software Centre to also install recommended packages? Currently, it seems just to install the software I selected whcih sometimes does not work without recommended software.
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Why do packages fail to install from command line

Every once in a while I can't install packages in Ubuntu 11.04. I'll try to run the software center and it and it will pop up then disappear. If I call it from the command line it says it seg-faults. ...
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Program Installer Not Detecting Internet

Hello I am trying to install a program through the Ubuntu Software Center. Every time I click install I get a Message stating "failed to download package files, check your Internet connection". I ...
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Help with Chainz Galaxy

I just bought Chainz Galaxy from USC, but it does not work. I tried to contact MumboJumbo support, but they didn't help me at all... Thanks in advance Here's the output when I run it from the ...
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How to install an app via Ubuntu Software Center AND visualize those commands in terminal?

I just dipped my toes into Linux, and as obvious as it should be, I am starting with Ubuntu as it makes life easier for starters. I believe, the best way to get a grip over command line is to use it ...
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Software Center stuck on loading screen

Ive just installed Ubuntu 11.10 and updated it. When I run Software Center it just sits at the loading screen forever. Software center did work before I added the canonical-partners source.
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How to I fix software center after installing the Linux Mint MATE desktop?

I installed the MATE desktop using this manual but now i can't open my Ubuntu Software Center and can't open the settings from the update manager. I removed mate desktop but it doesn't fix the ...