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Package Management and System Update in Ubuntu Desktop
Most software packages are free available from Ubuntu Repositories. Adding and removing software and System Update are critical procedures, as for every system. Moreover, dpkg command Debian package is the low level package manager for Debian files. Using a desktop computer workstation , it is more possible that you will use these GUI utilities.
Uninstall dpkg and it's dependent packages
However, you can use the command line if you prefer. It's a matter of choice.
You can find these applications using Ubuntu Unity Dash see image or from the applications menu in other Ubuntu flavors. Please note that Synaptic is not included in default installation.
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To install it, use Ubuntu Software Center or open a terminal and use:. A new LTS version is released every 2 years. One of the biggest differences between Linux and Microsoft Windows is that most Linux software is free available from Software Repositories.
Main and Restricted are fully supported by Canonical the company behind Ubuntu , while Universe and Multiverse are supported by the community. In latest Ubuntu Desktop releases all four repositories enabled by default. If you want Ubuntu to setup software other than open source officially supported, then check "Install third-party software for graphics and Wi-Fi hardware, Flash, MP3 and other media" during installation procedure.
However, you can do it later, but it is recommended to be done during installation. These Repositories hosted in Launchpad platform. Of course, these repositories are not supported from Canonical.
Use your own. For example, to add Oracle Virtualbox Repository:. It is recommended to install software from Repositories, in order to keep your system secure and updated.
Install and Remove deb packages in Ubuntu 16.04
In some cases this is not possible some Java applications or software with custom installers. In this case, you have to take care for updates and newer versions of these applications. Files in your home folder are not part of the package so they will stay on your system until you remove them by yourself.
After installing a new Linux kernel , old kernels are not automatically deleted. You have to delete them manually. Upgrade to a newer version of Ubuntu without perform a fresh install is another procedure outside ot the purpose of this post. One of the most important things to do after installing Ununtu is to configure software update settings.
This tool shows updates per installed software. Most popular.
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Package Management (Add - remove software)
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