Ubuntu Tweak 0.8.0 – a Great Alternative to Ubuntu Software Center

The latest version of Ubuntu Tweak features some impressive new options

By on October 8th, 2012 14:11 GMT

Ubuntu Tweak, an application designed to config Ubuntu easier for everyone, providing a lot of many useful desktop and system options which the default desktop environment doesn't provide, is now at version 0.8.0.

Ubuntu Tweak 0.8.0 is a major step forward. After quite a few years of work, the developer has managed to put together the most comprehensive tweaking software available for Ubuntu operating systems.

The software now combines App Center and Source Center into one simple category, Apps. In essence, these features will provide a better alternative to Ubuntu Software Center (at least in time).

Ubuntu Software Center doesn't list some important applications, such as Google Chrome for example. With Ubuntu Tweak, users can enable Google Chrome Official Source and install the application, without having to download the file from Google's website.

Other features include the option to install stable, beta, and development versions, to add official or trusted PPAs for applications, and more importantly, to uninstall them.

Keep in mind that the new Apps feature is entirely online, but so is Ubuntu Software Center. The software is still in its development stages, so there will probably be a lot of bugs.

In the future, Ubuntu Tweak will allow for multiple installations at a time, multiple language support, and the option to vote, report broken apps, sources, and so on.

A few other minor bug fixes were also implemented in this version: Janitor now removes kernels results without crashing the application, a few scripts have been updated, and a misspelled item was repaired.

A complete list of changes and updates can be found in the official announcement and a comprehensive review can be found on our website, if you want to learn more about the application.

We reviewed Ubuntu Tweak a while ago and we were ecstatic that there is a software out there that does something that should be implemented by default into Canonical's operating systems.

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