How To Install or Uninstall Software on Ubuntu

Are you new to Ubuntu and wondering how to access the Ubuntu Software Center? Look no further! In this comprehensive tutorial, we'll guide you through the steps needed to access the Software Center and show you how to install or uninstall software on your Ubuntu system.

From navigating the Software Center's user-friendly interface to finding and installing the latest software packages, we'll cover everything you need to know to get started with Ubuntu software management. Plus, we'll provide tips and tricks for optimizing your software installation process and troubleshooting any issues that may arise.

Ubuntu Software Center

Whether you're a Linux newbie or a seasoned pro, mastering the Ubuntu Software Center is essential for efficient and effective software management. So why wait? Follow our step-by-step guide today and start exploring the vast world of Ubuntu software!

The first step is to access the software center, and for this, we will click on the following icon located in the sidebar of Ubuntu:

In the expanded window we will go to the Installed tab, and we will see the following.

We can see there all the applications that are currently installed in the operating system.


There we can click on any of the app, and we will see the following:

We can see a detailed description of the application, and we have the following options:

Launch: Run the selected app
Remove: Uninstall the chosen app

In the bottom part we will find the details of the app:

Another way to remove a application is to click on the Delete button which is in the main menu:

When pressing on said button, the following security message will be displayed. If we are safe click on the Delete button.

Install Software in Ubuntu

We can install software in Ubuntu from the software center, for it we click on the All tab, and we will see the different available categories:

Click on the desired category, and we will see the multiple options available to install:

We select the desired app, and the following window will be displayed:

There we will see a detailed description of the app and to carry out its installation we will click on the Install button located at the top.

The following message will be displayed where we must enter the administrator password to execute the installation:

We click on Authenticate, and we can see that the selected app has been installed correctly:

There we can run it by clicking on the option Launch.

It is important to remember the following:

  • Not all applications are free
  • Some apps can be installed using commands in the terminal or downloading the installers from the official site of the developer

As simple as that, we can install or uninstall software on Ubuntu.

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