ubuntu gui package managers?

Paul Merrell marbux at gmail.com
Sat Sep 5 03:51:33 UTC 2015

On Fri, Sep 4, 2015 at 5:39 PM, Hank Smith, and Seeing-eye dog Iona
<hank.smith966 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello in ubuntu 14.04 besides the command line apt-get for getting software
> what are folks using in the unity or gnome interfaces for downloading and
> installing software?

In Mint 17, derived from Ubuntu 14.04, the default GUI package
managers are Synaptic and Software Manager. I don't know why, but the
latter always offers far more packages than Synaptic. Currently 72965
packages available through Software Manager vs. 46767 through

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