Linux installation issues bedeviled Preston's first foray into the OS. After getting lots of advice on how to solve his problems, he reports on the results.
The Update Manager is best used for updating the system rather than any software you've subsequently downloaded.
If you're a Linux newbie, your best bet is to use a package manager like the Synaptic Package Manager for installing, updating and uninstalling software.
Add/Remove offers only the most popular software, not the Synaptic Package Manager's wider selection. And you won't be able to add new repositories to it.
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