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Add/Remove Software like Ubuntu

Postby alasse_cala on Wed Aug 22, 2007 1:05 pm

Hello...
Frist of all i'm a newbie... :D

For some time i use ubuntu and one of the thing that convence me to use is user was the app add/remove software...

A great list of software at a distance of a clic...

It's true that mint have the Synaptic Installer but that particular app is very handy...

I don't know if theres a legal problem if it's used on a diferent distro than ubuntu...

But if isn't how can i install in mint???

Greatins for all who see this topic
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Re: Add/Remove Software like Ubuntu

Postby scorp123 on Wed Aug 22, 2007 4:16 pm

alasse_cala wrote: I don't know if theres a legal problem if it's used on a diferent distro than ubuntu...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gpl

And Mint is based on Ubuntu. There are things where they are very similar; there are others where they differ.
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Postby alasse_cala on Wed Aug 22, 2007 8:38 pm

It seem like i must get deal whit it...

But so far i'm enjoying using MINT

my compliments to the development team...

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Postby as25c on Sun Aug 26, 2007 3:35 am

I think the Adept Installer is a good one for Add/Remove of softwares for the new ones. And Synaptic is always there for the more experience ones :)
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Postby Lolo Uila on Sun Aug 26, 2007 3:50 am

If you like easy software installs, try the Mint software portal (there should be a link just below the adress bar if you are in Mint and Firefox).
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Postby alasse_cala on Mon Aug 27, 2007 9:36 am

I already done this...
the first install that i made in Mint has trying the *.mint files... 8)

But what i like was a program with a big list of programs, with a good GUI...
with a nice description of the programs available for install, divided by categories, etc...

Organization his very important... :wink:

And for showing to my friend's- non linux users- it's easer to show a program whit a big list of programs and simplified, to remove from their brains that theres a lack of programs for this OS...


Elegance must not scrumble to Desktop.
Any little gesture that can simplify and minimize life is a great step to life without stress...

Just according to a nice sentence from the 70's, that rule on the Design:

K.I.S.S.

Keep It Simple, Stupid. :lol:

Thank you for your attention
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Postby linuxviolin on Mon Aug 27, 2007 2:50 pm

alasse_cala wrote:But what i like was a program with a big list of programs, with a good GUI...
with a nice description of the programs available for install, divided by categories, etc...


That is not Synaptic? It has all about which you speak… :D
K.I.S.S. ===> "Keep It Simple, Stupid"
"Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication." (Leonardo da Vinci)
"Everything should be made as simple as possible, but no simpler." (Albert Einstein)
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Postby alasse_cala on Mon Aug 27, 2007 4:05 pm

Synaptic at my point of view is good and i use it in ubuntu too...

But is not so friendly for using (again, at my point of view)

In most cases of people that i know don't guive the work of went to google and put their questions to find out answers about what they want to do with their system...

And people like to se color on their desktop... thing's that have pictures...

Synaptic has all the program's that you need but has also all the libary that you want enbentef in the same program...

This is too mutch information in the same place.

I see why the option of the Mint to have only one program to install other programs than the ones on the install disc.

Is just one program to do that!!!

But at my point of view, this his in agree with simplicity but don't combine wiht elegance...
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Postby linuxviolin on Mon Aug 27, 2007 7:46 pm

So that is the Software Portal, no?... There are categories, colors, pictures, screenshots etc. It appears to have all about which you speak, if I understand you well.

Or maybe you think at a kind of mix between Synaptic and the Software Portal? :wink: The marriage between "the beast and the beauty" :lol:
K.I.S.S. ===> "Keep It Simple, Stupid"
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Postby alasse_cala on Mon Aug 27, 2007 10:19 pm

Than again...
It's not on the distro but apart....

I use the most part of the programs in the Software Portal and the ones that comes with the Mint... But in there is only 88 programs that i can chose...
They are a very good and compact list by the way...

In ubuntu i would need to install them because some of them i use...

Theres automatix if i want to use but the most is already by default on Mint (the programs that i use).

And because of this i don't have to many programs installed...
That's a good thing.

but for something, sometimes i travel all over the net to find the perfect programs that feet my needs and computer habits (this on other distro not ubuntu based) and the "Add/Remove Software" solve me this problem with that tiny little tool...

The thing is that the "Add/Remove Software" (thinking that this software is much alike the evil Microsoft "Add/Remove Programs") it's not really necessary in Mint but is a little funny feature...

I really don't need it because i already know what programs i want to use...
But for someone that install and start to use linux, such application is a little candy...

I am just writing my point of view, based on my little experience...
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Postby linuxviolin on Tue Aug 28, 2007 10:35 am

I am not here on my computer home with Mint and my memory is missing to me but if you replace MintMenu with the Main Menu in the panel there is not the "Add/Remove Software" function like in Ubuntu?

alasse_cala wrote:But in there is only 88 programs that i can chose...

I suppose the Mint Portal will grow bigger gradually.:wink:
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Postby alasse_cala on Tue Aug 28, 2007 2:31 pm

I check again if it has there, but not...
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Postby sonicbhoc on Wed Aug 29, 2007 8:10 pm

Synaptic hard to use? What's so hard about clicking search, typing some terms (or a program name), clicking go and choosing your desired program out of the list?

Of course, there's always Adept. But I only use that for the notifier - I highly prefer synaptic. Maybe you'll like Adept.
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Postby alasse_cala on Thu Aug 30, 2007 12:05 pm

it's libraris and programs mix up all thogether...

not a dedicated program
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