Software sources


#1

in 18.04, the software boutique appears to be the only (GUI-)source of software… many of the programs I used to use in the past can not be found there, the software center has been dropped… is there any other (GUI-)way to get software beyond the software boutique?!


#2

Another well-working famous alternative is definitely synaptic package manager.

sudo apt install synaptic

Mickey :relaxed:


#3

You can install (Gnome) Software (that replaced old Software center) and Synaptic Package Manager in “More programs” tab in Software Boutique. That way you get lots more programs to install.


#4

just go to the more software section in the boutique and ubuntu software and synaptic installable from there


#5

A bit overstrained of our activity? :grin:


#6

So the Ubuntu Software Center cannot be installed in 18.04? Synaptic Package Manager may be a little overwhelming for some.


#7

no ubuntu software center is not even developed by ubuntu any more as far as I know Gnome Software is identical to the Ubuntu Software from 16.04 on


#8

wow, thank you all for your replies!! Just got back from work, I will try your suggestions now!

Synaptic looks like the more comprehensive source, but, as Jaybo assumed, it is heavy for newbies. Gnome software is indeed exactly what I was looking for, thanks!


#9

Synaptic package manager has just about every peace of software you might be looking for and is also very fast at installing them as well


#10

Just that you know this.

Synaptic is not hard to use. Even a Windows user could install a program there :grinning:. You just have to click on a package, select install and apply all. That is hardly complicated.

Mickey :relaxed: