Browse through 30,000 free applications from the Software Manager?

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Browse through 30,000 free applications from the Software Manager?

Post by James_Smith » Thu Aug 10, 2017 1:11 am

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More like 85,000 8)
sudo apt-get --purge remove macOS

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Re: Browse through 30,000 free applications from the Software Manager?

Post by xenopeek » Thu Aug 10, 2017 3:23 am

Many source packages are split into multiple packages in the repository (i.e., the application executable and its help files and common files might all be split into their own package in the repository while upstream they come from one source package) and of course there are also system libraries among the packages. When looking at the packages count you should deduct all of that before you get to the number of applications. As there are only about 27,000 source packages—from which still the system libraries and such should be deducted—30,000 is already an inflated number. Still a lot though :)
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Re: Browse through 30,000 free applications from the Software Manager?

Post by James_Smith » Thu Aug 10, 2017 3:33 am

xenopeek wrote:Many source packages are split into multiple packages in the repository (i.e., the application executable and its help files and common files might all be split into their own package in the repository while upstream they come from one source package) and of course there are also system libraries among the packages. When looking at the packages count you should deduct all of that before you get to the number of applications. As there are only about 27,000 source packages—from which still the system libraries and such should be deducted—30,000 is already an inflated number. Still a lot though :)
Wow! Thanks for the explanation!

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Re: Browse through 30,000 free applications from the Software Manager?

Post by linux-dummie » Wed Aug 16, 2017 5:08 pm

What???!! Only 27,000 and not 30,000 like promised on the tin??
I want my money back!!

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