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#1 lacey16

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 02:40 PM

Went to install VCL this appears.  Thought Ubuntu one was a cloud storage app that died a few years ago. This is ubuntu 16.04 . Anybody else seen it or know what it is about.  Although it said failed to authenticate the normal A- certificate did not appear and in any case this one drive thing did not accept my user password 

 

Installed VLC on my  Ubuntu 17.04 pc as usual no problem 



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Posted 15 September 2017 - 02:44 AM

Yes software center still exists in Ubuntu but it's not the old ubuntu version. The term software center in Linux is very ambiguous as a lot of distros carry at least some variant of it


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Posted 15 September 2017 - 05:33 AM

While some of the software that comes from the Ubuntu Software Center is quite good, keep in mind that not all are up to date. :)

 

This is not the fault of Canonical, rather the ones who created the apps from the beginning. It's also why I grab many items via the Terminal, and in the case of a few apps, download the .deb installer, which works like .exe, other than password required. 

 

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Posted 15 September 2017 - 06:07 AM

THANK you weird though as 17.04 was as usual. Click and install. I think it's a bug as Ubuntu one has not been in operation for a long time. I had no idea of my original PW but it could not send a new PW notice so I was unable to install VLC. No problem as i will be removing 16.04 and replacing it with 17.04. For me anyway 16.04 has always been unstable
THANK you weird though as 17.04 was as usual. Click and install. I think it's a bug as Ubuntu one has not been in operation for a long time. I had no idea of my original PW but it could not send a new PW notice so I was unable to install VLC. No problem as i will be removing 16.04 and replacing it with 17.04. For me anyway 16.04 has always been unstable

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Posted 15 September 2017 - 05:53 PM

 

It's also why I grab many items via the Terminal,

You are still downloading from the software repo.



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Posted 15 September 2017 - 06:29 PM

Thanks I will use the Terminal from now on



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Posted 16 September 2017 - 04:08 AM

 

 

It's also why I grab many items via the Terminal,

You are still downloading from the software repo.

 

 

Nick, I wasn't aware of that, thanks for making it so. :)

 

Still saves a lot of time from digging through hundreds of choices & at times, if more than 5 of my most commonly used are installing at once via the Software Manager (usually during a new install when setting up) will freeze, regardless if my weakest or most powerful computer. Going through the Terminal prevents this.

 

Note that some software cannot be installed via either, so depending on distro, will need the .deb or .rpm file, or sometimes add a PPA, choose wisely on the latter. Most, although not all of the time, software obtained by an outside source (examples, Google Chrome & Vivaldi) will update with the system update manager, there'll also be a few that won't be included in updates. This is where the PPA can be helpful, will add whatever choice & will then get updates as released with the rest of the system. :)

 

Would be great to see older choices that's long abandoned by the developer purged from the Software Manager for the sake of security and replaced with newer (supported) ones. While in general, Linux OS's are rarely attacked, keeping up to date software is just as important as with any others. Old, outdated code in decade old software can leave one on any OS wide open to an intrusion & it's been long recommended by most all security experts to keep up to date choices to avoid breaches. I've noticed that the Opera browser offered is the same very old version from many years back, although have ran only a couple of times since the original developers (many now with Vivaldi) transferred the rights to a less user friendly owner who stripped all aspects of 'community' away, has flipped ownership again since. 

 

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