I have reinstalled Ubuntu at least 12 times, it's no joke! I keep doing stupid things to mess up the sytem. One thing I have noticed is the want of a System > Administration > menu. I have looked everywhere. I just saw a post that said go to "System > Administration > "Synaptic Package Manager"" but of course I couldn't. I even tried to perform sudo apt-get install synaptic. What follows was the message I received:
webmaster@sv1:~$ sudo apt-get install synaptic
[sudo] password for webmaster:
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
synaptic is already the newest version.
The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
calligra-l10n-engb cdparanoia k3b k3b-data k3b-i18n kde-l10n-engb
kde-l10n-zhcn kdevelop-l10n kdevelop-php-docs-l10n kdevelop-php-l10n
language-pack-kde-en libk3b6 libkcddb4 linux-headers-3.5.0-15
Use 'apt-get autoremove' to remove them.
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
Can you take five seconds to tell me what I'm missing. Thanks