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Synaptic Dropped From Ubuntu 11.10 360

An anonymous reader links to a story at Techie Buzz according to which (quoting): "When Canonical started developing the Ubuntu Software Center, I knew that a time will come when it will completely replace Synaptic. The Software Center is a noob-friendly replacement for Synaptic where users can discover new applications more easily. Unexpectedly, Canonical has decided that it is time for the Software Center to replace Synaptic as well. So, in the next daily build of Ubuntu 11.10, Synaptic will no longer be installed by default. The Ubuntu Software Center still lacks many important features that are present in Synaptic."
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Synaptic Dropped From Ubuntu 11.10

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  • by Bloodwine77 ( 913355 ) on Thursday June 23, 2011 @06:27PM (#36548082)

    Honestly I don't use either Synaptic or the Software Center. I do it all on the command-line using apt-cache and apt-get.

    So far I can work around all of Canonical's crazy decisions. I forced myself to quit using Gnome 2.32 (aka Ubuntu Classic) and use Xfce instead to prepare for 11.10. I have to say that I have gotten used to Xfce and really like it.

    I really don't feel like migrating my home boxes from Ubuntu unless I absolutely have to do so. The day Ubuntu prevents me from working around their craziness is the day I finally jump ship.

Doubt isn't the opposite of faith; it is an element of faith. - Paul Tillich, German theologian and historian