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    Any nicer frontends for installing software?

    I generally prefer Kubuntu over Ubuntu, but the one thing I have an issue with is how tricky it can be to install software, or at least find new software to try. KPackageKit is a bit unwieldy - at least for me - having only a rudimentary way of searching though collections of applications, where applications and "-data" packages are mixed up together.

    Its just my main gripe with the whole thing - is there an alternative? (I'm thinking an analogue to the "Ubuntu Software Centre" but for KDE)

    I'm running Kubuntu Lucid Alpha 3

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    Re: Any nicer frontends for installing software?

    You can still install Adept.
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    Re: Any nicer frontends for installing software?

    Ah thats much better - any idea why it's not included as standard?

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    Re: Any nicer frontends for installing software?

    Quote Originally Posted by GJ92 View Post
    Ah thats much better - any idea why it's not included as standard?
    It's missing some essential features that KPackageKit supports and is not maintained.

    You can always install Synaptic or Ubuntu Software Center and use it on Kubuntu.
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