I know many of you have just discovered Ubuntu and its Unity desktopBut many of us have known him for years and are suffering from the changes that Canonical brought to Ubuntu. And I say we suffer because we like it or not, they were imposed by default. A fairly popular case of all this is the famous one Ubuntu Software Center, Previously it was Synaptic, But canonical he changed it for this Center, very heavy and of little use to the veterans of the distribution. Faced with this we could install Synaptic and use it or use the console. Now there is one more method that while not very different from the ‘ Ubuntu Software Center, Yes it is an improved version of «this store«, I mean App Grid, An application that allows us to install applications on our Ubuntu efficiently and quickly, rather than the Ubuntu Software Center.
What does App Grid offer me?
App Grid is an application similar to Ubuntu Software Center, With the difference that shows us screenshots of applications and arranges them in the form of a grid, hence its name. The great advantage of this application over the Software Center is that it is tremendously fast, a necessary feature in any installation process, in my humble opinion. App Grid it’s not only fast installing apps but also searching for them and even opening your own App Grid. Surely many of us have complained about the slowness of the Ubuntu Software Center (it happens to me and my computer has about 4 Gb of Ram and a quad-core).
So far, I’ve only found two glitches in this app, the first and most important one being that App Grid is available only for Ubuntu 13.04, Does not work in previous versions and although it is likely to work for later versions, is not confirmed. The second hit I see App Grid is the little translation into Spanish he has, I imagine it is because he will take the information from the man pages and not translate them. But this glitch has an easy solution, Don’t you believe?
How to install App Grid on our Ubuntu
The best thing about this installation method is that it does not delete or replace the Ubuntu Software Center so we can try it without suffering any problems. clearly App Grid is not in the repositories, so we will have to open the console and type:
its add-apt-repository ppa: appgrid / stable
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install appgrid
With this we will install the repository where it is hosted App Grid and we will also install it. It’s quick and easy. Once we run the application, App Grid it will show us all the applications it has, marking with a green circle those that are in our system. If you like trying new things, I highly recommend it App Grid, It’s worth a try and if not we will always stay the Terminal.
More Information – Synaptic, a debianite manager in Ubuntu,
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