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    Be "clear" on Item name at the Ubuntu Software Center

    Great job all -

    When you put up an icon at the Ubuntu Software Center be clear when the item advertised is "not" the item advertised, e.g., MATLAB.

    Many, such as myself, would be interested in installing this package straight away since we have heard good things about it - therefore an interest.

    However, half-way through the installation it is asking me for my current version location of MATLAB which I didn't have. To wit: IT IS NOT MATLAB, it is an accessory program for MATLAB. The installation crashed, no way out, and now I have a bunch of garbage on my hardrive that I can't get off.

    DO NOT ADVERTISE A PRODUCT IF YOU ARE NOT OFFERING THE PRODUCT.

    BE CLEAR ABOUT WHAT THE ICON IS PRESENTING.

    Thanks, and keep up the good work.

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    Re: Be "clear" on Item name at the Ubuntu Software Center

    Not a support request
    Thread moved to The Community Cafe.
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    Re: Be "clear" on Item name at the Ubuntu Software Center

    IF you search MATLAB and then hit "More Info" it says clearly:

    "This package does not provide MATLAB. ...."

    Although I do agree that the package shouldn't be called MATLAB, but something else (Ubuntu Companion for MATLAB maybe).

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    Re: Be "clear" on Item name at the Ubuntu Software Center

    Quote Originally Posted by johnnyfappleseed View Post
    Great job all -

    When you put up an icon at the Ubuntu Software Center be clear when the item advertised is "not" the item advertised, e.g., MATLAB.

    Many, such as myself, would be interested in installing this package straight away since we have heard good things about it - therefore an interest.

    However, half-way through the installation it is asking me for my current version location of MATLAB which I didn't have. To wit: IT IS NOT MATLAB, it is an accessory program for MATLAB. The installation crashed, no way out, and now I have a bunch of garbage on my hardrive that I can't get off.

    DO NOT ADVERTISE A PRODUCT IF YOU ARE NOT OFFERING THE PRODUCT.

    BE CLEAR ABOUT WHAT THE ICON IS PRESENTING.

    Thanks, and keep up the good work.
    Just so you know, this is a forum of users helping users. You might want to contact Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu. Even better, you may want to report a bug.
    If you are asking about a problem with your system, make sure to give details about your setup. OTHERWISE, NO ONE CAN HELP YOU.

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    Re: Be "clear" on Item name at the Ubuntu Software Center

    Quote Originally Posted by lisati View Post
    Not a support request
    Guy says he has:
    a bunch of garbage on my hardrive that I can't get off
    which sounds like something we can help with.

    johnnyfappleseed, what is it you've got on your hard drive that you can't get rid of?

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