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I have just installed the elementary OS. The web browser is working fine. But the app centre is not downloading. I am totally discouraged and fed up using this kind of linux. not able to install wine because it is 32 bit. my goodness. wine is something so important to install and why is it not pre-installed.

  • I would ensure you have downloaded Loki from directly from the elementary.io website and not a 3rd party site to ensure you have the most current stable version. I have installed Wine on my system without issue. You might want to try install PlayOnLinux. It will install Wine along with it and might give you less trouble. – Pretzel Jones May 9 '17 at 13:01
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I don't know if the version you have installed is the updated one Because there was an issue with the appcenter not so long ago (issue description) so you can follow these instructions Or you should just update the OS

sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade

Also make sure that you are able to connect to the internet.

PS you always can install everything through apt or apt-get

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I ran the commands

sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade

It took one hour to complete the process. then the system hanged. So I forced shutdown and power on. After restart, the app centre worked fine.

This OS is aesthetic in appearance. so i liked it so much. App centre hanged again while downloading. SO i restarted again then it worked. In my experience, I have never seen linux OS gets hanged. this os is behaving like windows.

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I'm a Mac user. Wanted to try Elementary OS. Program loads and seems functional until I try to download software. When I open the AppCenter I get the message "Failed to fetch updates". When I select a free app (e.g., Libra Office) I get the message "Failed to install" followed by "Could be a temporary issue or could have been caused by external or manually compiled software". Tried the suggested solutions via Terminal, nothing worked.

I left the PC world to get away from this nonsense. Expected better from Linux.

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  • if you're using a modified iso to work with your Mac, that's the reason. Check here. elementaryos.stackexchange.com/questions/24743/… – user20763 Jun 3 at 14:57
  • Also, instead of whining about something, what did the output of said terminal commands say? – user20763 Jun 3 at 15:14
  • I need help and I suspect you want to provide it. I don't know Linux. I downloaded Elementary OS from its home site - shouldn't be a problem there. I used Etcher to create the thumb drive. No problem there. I installed Elementary on another Mac that originally had DeepIn installed (I opted to replace it). While installing Elementary I encountered two exceptions (which I ignored). Could that be the problem? Would the best approach be to simply reinstall Elementary? – Terry Aldom Jun 3 at 21:12
  • Not knowing what those exceptions were, yes, reinstalling would probably just be the best idea if you don't have any data on it. Grab a new iso from the website though, because maybe the other one was corrupted. Also, just a small heads up, Macs aren't actually designed for putting on Linux, so while it might work on some, your mileage may vary. If you still have issues after a reinstall, ping me here again. – user20763 Jun 4 at 6:52
  • Was about to reinstall when I decided to restart the original installation (each time I restarted it the program worked a bit better) again. After 7 restarts, the program seems fine. Can't account for what changed but thanks for your suggestions. – Terry Aldom Jun 4 at 20:17

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