I just installed Ubuntu 16.04. I was pretty exited about it but when I opened Software Center to download certain apps like GIMP, Python etc. but it showed no results found. I referred to many websites and they show that these apps are available on the Software Center. I have also tried using terminal but it still doesn't work. Please help me!!!
I think Software centre is not indexed properly / not working properly these days. Don't quote me, I am not an expert. I have never really used it anyway. I use
synaptic package manager for managing my software packages, why not give that a try and see how you get on.
sudo apt-get install synaptic
It will appear in your main menu, run it then enter whatever you like in the search box. Select and install packages.
answer workaround solution:
The default [ GNOME Software ] was just not working for me.
Literally 5 mins ago I installed the [ Ubuntu Software Centre ]
sudo apt-get install software-center
I am now back to what I am used to in previous Ubuntu versions.
All working fine now for me.
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