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Posted 27 September 2016 - 02:03 AM

Hello Folks,

i tried ubuntu 16.04 LTS, but one think is annoying me.
The very old Software at the ubuntu software center, so what can i do to update this software?
Is this a problem in the repository or why is ubuntu failing here?

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Tobias
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Re: Linux Software Center

Posted 27 September 2016 - 02:24 AM

Normally i use only the terminal or http to get my software, but i thought itīs a cool idea to use a software center maybe it is faster.
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Re: Linux Software Center

Posted 27 September 2016 - 07:39 AM

After Installing Ubuntu, did you run any update?

http://askubuntu.com...t-get-update-do

I haven't used it in a long time but you go through a fair amount of updates.

so in terminal write "sudo apt-get update"

If it is a specific program that you are trying to update, "sudo apt-get update" followed by "package name" or "software name."

EDIT: Actually it suppose to show you a message about the updates in the software center.

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Re: Linux Software Center

Posted 27 September 2016 - 07:43 AM

Typically the software in the repos will have reliable versions, rather than cutting edge versions. Versions that are known to work with the OS. - I tend to think of the repos (and the Software Center in particular) as the safe option, created for the more amateur users.

Quite often you can find DEB packages, or simple ready-to-install executables, from software vendors themselves, which haven't made it into the repos. Some even offer unofficial APT sources, so you can install the latest versions through APT directly from the software manufactures, without them going through the official Ubuntu repos.
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