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Introducing Ubuntu’s Add/Remove Packages

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Last week, my fellow FOSSwire blogger Jacob introduced you to APT, the powerful package management system that is underneath Ubuntu.

The command line interface is the most powerful way to manipulate the software installed on your system, but to users who aren’t familiar with a command line interface, it can be a bit daunting.

Thankfully, though, Ubuntu includes a very nice graphical Add/Remove Packages tool which you can access from the Applications menu.

Let’s take a look at the main interface:

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