I would like to use Ubuntu Software Centre just because it has more apps than AppCenter does and is just more enjoyable to use. However every time I try to open it, its icon appears in a dock and then it just shuts down and disappears. I could not find a fix anywhere. I tried installing it by both just downloading it from AppCenter and by sudo apt-get install software-center command.


You can install the new shop of Ubuntu, the Gnome Software:

You can install via the command line: sudo apt install gnome-software

Or via AppCenter, looking for gnome-software.

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You should try:

sudo apt install gnome-software

GNOME Software is set to replace Ubuntu Software Center in 16.04

The program can be used to add and manage repositories as well as UbuntuPersonal Package Archives (PPA). Ubuntu replaced its previous Ubuntu Software Center program with GNOME Software starting with Ubuntu 16.04 

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GNOME_Software

  • The following packages have unmet dependencies: gnome-software : Depends: appstream but it is not going to be installed E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages. Feb 12 '18 at 12:15

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