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Ubuntu 9.10 Software Store Video


I’ve posted a short video walk-through of the new Ubuntu 9.10 Software Center. The Software Center will replace Add/Remove applications in the final release of Ubuntu 9.10.

Inside the Ubuntu Software Center users will see Get Free Software and Installed Software options. If Get Free Software is selected users can choose from packages broken down into categories or departments for ease of use. A filter field is also available in the top right corner. After packages are selected details about the package and expandable screenshots for each package is shown. This is in my opinion on of the biggest advantages of the Software Center over Add/Remove applications setup. If Installed Software is selected from the column on the left users will see an alphabetical list of software packages installed. Selecting a package wil result in details, screenshot and a button to remove the package.

After packages have been either added or removed the In Progress selection appears along with Get Free Software and Installed Software options on the left. With In Progress selected on the left users can see the current status of packages whether they are downloading, being installed or removed. I was skeptical of the Software Center at first but it does have some bright spots that, I think, make it worth the change. What do you think? Ubuntu Software Center or Add/Remove Applications.

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  1. October 20, 2009 at 9:17 pm | #1

    As I’m used to the add/remove software way of using Ubuntu, it’ll take some time to get used to the Software Center.
    I like the way you can install something in the background whilst searching or looking trough other apps.
    That’s what I’ve missed in the add/remove menu.
    But I don’t want to click trough to each single app to click the install button.
    If there were some easy check boxes next to them in the list overview, this would make things much easier.

  1. October 10, 2009 at 9:06 am | #1
  2. October 22, 2009 at 6:11 pm | #2

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