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Ubuntu to make Linux application installation idiot proof

Jul 23, 2009, 21:02 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols)

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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"

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