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Ubuntu Unleashed 2013 Edition: Covering 12.10 and 13.04, Eighth Edition by Matthew Helmke

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Using Synaptic for Software Management

The Add/Remove Applications dialog works just fine for adding applications, but if you need to install something specific—such as a library—or if you want to reconfigure your installation system, you need to use Synaptic (Figure 8.2). You can install Synaptic using the Ubuntu Software Center described earlier; it is not installed by default.

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Figure 8.2. For more advanced software management in a GUI, Synaptic is the preferred tool.

At first glance, Synaptic looks a little like the Add/Remove Applications window. Along the left are software categories (although this time there are more of them), along the ...

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