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Ubuntu 16.04 Canonical Software Missing

Posted on 2016-08-10
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I have just downloaded Ubuntu 16.04 and I cannot find the commercial programs, even though I did enable Canonical in "Software & Updates".

The whole software center looks different. In Ubuntu 14 I could select with a drop-down whether I wanted to see the free and/or commercial programs.

What else do I need to change?

Thanks for your help.
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Question by:Massimo Scola
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by:rindi
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Close the software center and then open a terminal and enter sudo apt-get update. After that you should see the software you are missing.

Personally I'd rather suggest on installing and using Synaptic as GUI package manager. It is much easier to use and more straight forward than the software center stuff.
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by:Massimo Scola
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I have tried it with the following output.

Hit:1 http://ch.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial InRelease
Hit:2 http://ch.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-updates InRelease                                                                                          
Hit:3 http://ch.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-backports InRelease                                                                                        
Hit:4 http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu xenial InRelease                                    
Get:5 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-security InRelease [94.5 kB]
Fetched 94.5 kB in 0s (160 kB/s)                              
Reading package lists... Done

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But I still cannot see the other programs.
Ubuntu 16.04 Software Center
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by:Massimo Scola
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I remember that in Ubuntu 14, I could change from free to commercial programs by using a pull-down menu at the top. But the whole software center looks like a big overhaul.
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Just use synaptic package manager instead. It is much easier to use.
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