The release for Kubuntu 11.10 features the introduction of the Muon software center and the Muon package manager as the primary sources for new software. The Muon software center can be conveniently used to install software bundles, or read reviews on all the available applications.
The Muon software center also offers exceptional search functions which make finding the right packages fast and easy. So for everyone looking for more details here is a closer look at the Muon software center.
Now lets see how the Muon software can be used on your system. Several categories can be used to quickly find related software, just select the category you are interested in.
The available categories are accessibility, accessories, developer tools, education, fonts, games, graphics, internet, multimedia, office, science and engineering, system settings.
You will then see a list of software, with options to see more info or install the selected software. You can also use the search function at the top of the Muon software center window, this will quickly help you find the software you are looking for. Just type in what you want and press enter, items matching your search parameters will be displayed below.
One unique feature when using the Muon software center is the ability to read software reviews, and see ratings for individual software.
More Software Details
To see software reviews just look in the get software tab, and select the software you are interested in, then select more info. You will then see a screenshot for the application if one is available, you will see a 1-5 star rating at the top, basic package information, and user reviews below that.
You can also view all of your installed software, this is convenient when something needs to be removed. Click on the installed software tab if you want to see what is installed on your system.
Find Installed Software
All applications detected by the system will be listed, along with the application rating. When a piece of software is selected, the more info option is again displayed, as well as an option to remove the software.
The history tab will display an ordered list of all software changes made on your system. Using the drop-down options tab at the top of this tab you can choose to only display software that has been installed, updated, or removed recently.
Finding Old Changes
By default all changes made to your system will be displayed. This can be a very useful feature if you are trying to find out how something broke during an update.
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