Ubuntu to make Linux application installation idiot proof
Jul 23, 2009, 21:02 (4 Talkback[s])
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"I was pointed to the newly refurbished site by some
Ubuntu insiders in response to some questions I had about an
earlier rumor about their being plans for an Ubuntu App Store
afoot. I guess Apple's App Store's roaring success has everyone App
Store happy these days. That site, apperi, which describes itself
as a Linux app store, wasn't the one though that Canonical, the
company behind Ubuntu, was working on.
"According to the Ubuntu site, "There will be a single graphical
interface for package management in Ubuntu, currently codenamed
AppCenter. (The final name, like much of the design, will be partly
dependent on user testing.) This will combine the human-readable
approach of Add/Remove Applications, the power of Synaptic, and the
ease of use of Update Manager. Having a single interface will make
handling software easier"