Migrating from WinXP Pro to Ubuntu 10.10

Thierry de Coulon tcoulon at decoulon.ch
Sat Oct 16 07:57:48 UTC 2010

On Saturday 16 October 2010, Jordon Bedwell wrote:
> To also add, we recommend using synaptic GUI because it gives you the
> same information and options that aptitude and apt from command would
> give like "Completely Remove" which will remove the annoying left overs
> like configuration files.  It will also tell you what is a meta package,
> what isn't, Ubuntu software centre does none of this.  Not that I've
> seen any ways.

But it does make a good job at presenting things (specialy to new users) and I 
have used both.

I agree that the Software center should throw some warnings (such that just 
clicking on the education tools, KDE version, will install most of KDE 4 - 
obvious for exprienced users, not for noobs)

I found the software center great to get an idea of software that is available 
but I did not know of, and might have missed in the long, long list of 


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