so I'm running the alphas from ubuntu 13.04


and I'm liking them... I will whoever not be installing alpha software so it's painful to have to go to the ubuntu software center to download a bunch of stuff everytime you want to have a live session.

My question:

Is it at all possible to download packages from the software center and save them in the hard drive and then install them offline

if so how should I do it?

I tried looking for answers online but all I could find is for instance a .deb for some stuff but it seems much smaller than the one in the s.c.


also while I have your attention, how come I can download chromium 24 on elementary os (12.04) and when using the same console codes it downloads me chromium 22 instead in ubuntu 13.04