Ubuntu MATE will not have the Ubuntu Software Center

Ubuntu MATE will not have the Ubuntu Software CenterAs some have seen in the Alpha versions of Ubuntu MATE 15.10, the next versions of this young flavor of Ubuntu will not have the Ubuntu Software Center. This has been confirmed by one of the Ubuntu MATE developers, Martin Wimpress who has published this weekend the statement in his Google Plus profile.

This important change in principle will have the approval of Ubuntu and will have a substitute program for the most novice users, although at the moment the name of this alternative is not known. Many seem to think that Debian Synaptic it would be the manager that would replace it, but the development team has announced that Synaptic will not be the program that will replace it.

In essence Removing the Ubuntu Software Center is not a big change as the channel that provides the software remains the sameHowever, the Ubuntu Software Center is Ubuntu's own program, which means that its removal represents a moral blow against Ubuntu.

Ubuntu MATE is looking for a replacement for the Ubuntu Software Center

On the other hand, the simple fact that an official flavor rejects the Ubuntu Software Center will cause the rest of the flavors to start to question many things and change genuine Ubuntu elements without taking into account the main distribution.

Some time ago we announced an alternative to the Ubuntu Software Center and Synaptic, this was called Grid App and he has all the ballots to be the ideal substitute but nothing is known about it. Personally, I do not tend to be very in favor of the Ubuntu Software Center since there is nothing as light as the terminal and the apt-get command, now well symbolically and morally the Ubuntu Software Center is important and its elimination is a big change, something that Linux Mint also did a long time ago and whose development is now very different from Ubuntu development Will this be the end of Ubuntu MATE as an official flavor?

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  1.   Saul masakoy said

    I still don't know what MATE is,

    1.    Luis said

      Mate is Gnome 2 renewed today.

  2.   Saul masakoy said

    I only know gnome classic, shell and unity ...

  3.   Saul masakoy said

    kde, and some more

  4.   Luis said

    If I remember correctly, Kubuntu has not incorporated it for a long time.

  5.   GalaxyLJGD said

    It seems good to me that I remove the Ubuntu store and I suppose I would put another one like Kubuntu or Linux Mint did.

    But at the end of the post it said "will this be the end of Ubuntu MATE?", I think that is exaggerated, Kubuntu does not have it and it has not disappeared although it has some problems with Canonical, Linux Mint has not had problems with that either and it is a of the most popular Linux distributions. I don't think that removing the Ubuntu MATE store will be the end of it.

  6.   Joaquín García said

    Hello GalaxyLJGD, I have been confused, you are absolutely right. I wanted to say if this will be the end of ubuntu MATE with official ubuntu flavor. And my opinion is that the course will be the same as Linux Mint. As you say, they do not use it and it is not bad for them ...
    Sorry for the inconvenience and thanks for the note 🙂

  7.   leillo1975 said

    I just want to say that the Ubuntu software center weighs horrors, and on older computers it is an ordeal to use it, simply because they do not feel like implementing something like a batch-install, as it worked a few years ago. That application was a marvel. When you give it to install it begins to do it, and if you want to look for more apps to install while it is going super slow or impossible. With a simple checkbox that was queuing the applications to install and then giving it to start was enough. If I remember correctly, the Lubuntu soft center is something like that, but the last time I tried it it was not very fine.

  8.   hathorr said

    I have had to install Synaptic because it does not bring it, the center never use it, terminal and Synaptic although for totally newbies it is fine