phasing out of Synaptic?

Liviu Andronic landronimirc at
Tue Nov 4 10:52:58 UTC 2014

Dear all,
I've noticed that Ubuntu was no longer installing Synaptic by default,
and instead was shipping the shiny Software Center. Is this true of
Xubuntu, too? Does it also phase out Synaptic in latest releases?

I'm asking since each and every time I tried to use the Software
Center, I found it positively unusable and reverted to install
Synaptic and move on from there. (Last time I was even under the
impression that you couldn't install anything in Software Center
without a Launchpad account, which is unacceptable in an open-source
distro.) I think defaulting to the Software Center in Xubuntu would be
a terrible design decision...


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