[ubuntu-uk] Packages for Java and Postgresql

Avi Greenbury lists at avi.co
Thu May 16 08:56:28 UTC 2013


Rowan Berkeley wrote:
> I was looking at Dash Home, not at the Software Centre. The search
> box I was talking about was the one on Dash Home. Synaptic used to
> be available direct from there, presumably because it was already
> installed. But no more. I never use the Software Centre (the red
> shopping bag). It's one of the first things I remove from my
> collection of launchers after I install (reinstall) Ubuntu. At first
> glance, it is nothing but a collection of vile commercial products
> (hence the shopping bag icon, presumably). So I had forgotten it
> even existed. I was thinking of Dash Home and the Software Centre as
> being one and the same.

The Software Centre is the current graphical interface to the package
managers. One of the new things it does is support the distribution of
commercial software, but you can get all the Free software stuff
through it, too.

-- 
Avi



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