Thanks base1268, Ap. Mgr. in Mint 12 on anther machine worked just that way, 13 acts the same way but nothing gets installed. Synaptic! Also need to upgrade the aps I'm going to use, suspend the rest till I might want to try them. Get shared dynamic links worked out. I want to install Wine & try to run Win. Dragon 9 Voice Recognition. I did watch a tube of guy who got an earlier version working on an also early Ubuntu ver. Thanks again!