The Software Center will disappear in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Users of Ubuntu 16.04 LTS will find that already familiar Ubuntu Software Center is no longer available. It looks like the default GNOME app will take its place as the default package manager in the next version – many of us hoped it would be App Grid, as in the case of Ubuntu Matters.

This decision was made at Canonical’s headquarters in London. In the company they have more confidence in your skills to add support to the Gnome Software Center than to Ubuntu, and for now this seems to be the most reliable explanation of why they are going to replace it. Other than that, for other reasons, it was time.

The truth is that for a large part of users -at least as consulted by OMG! Ubuntu and Twitteruses the terminal to install software rather than a graphical environment, suggesting that this loss is going to hurt a few. Based on my personal experience and in case you are interested to know, I install almost everything through PPAs, using the command sudo apt-get install, And when it comes to packages DEB the order sudo dpkg -i. The Software Center is not something I use too much – in fact the few times I look for a program graphically I do it through App Grid – as its inefficiency has always seemed like a hindrance to me.

USC will not be the only one to disappear

Today we learned that the Ubuntu Software Center will disappear from Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Xenial Xerus in company. with him Empathy and Brasero also fall, Both considered out of active development, and with the increasing number of laptops without optical drive and web and mobile instant messaging services, both have come to be seen as obsolete.

However, if you were using either of these two applications they can continue to be installed from the repositories, So there is nothing to worry about. The only thing that changes is their inclusion as packages of software base. talking about software base, a new default Ubuntu application will be GNOME Calendar.

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