Update Jnauary 19th: it was shared yesterday that both of these software portals have been discontinued permanently. Read more on the global announcement: http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.p ... 3&t=123258.
It appears the websites removed/ and removed/ are down. If you try using the Update Manager or use commands like "sudo apt-get update" or "apt update" you are most likely getting errors like:
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W: Failed to fetch http://archive.removed/ubuntu/dists/precise-removed/Release.gpg Unable to connect to archive.removed:http:
You can either disable the removed and removed repositories till these websites are up again or you can switch to a mirror. The latter is detailed in SurfaceUnits' post here: http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.p ... 66#p656112 (thanks zerozero for the link).
If anybody has news as to what is up with these websites, kindly share here.