Hello Linux Geeksters. App Grid is a lightweight, closed source alternative for the Ubuntu Software Center. It has a modern and intuitive graphical user interface, offering a grid view of the installable aplications, including screenshots and ratings.
The applications having a green circle around them are already installed on the system. App Grid allows the user to easily discover new applications, organise the applications by their rating and of cource, install and remove applications from the system.
The main benefit of App Grid is that it performs its tasks faster that the Ubuntu Software Center, being good for lightweight Ubuntu derivates, such as Xubuntu or Lubuntu.
In this article I will show you how to install App Grid on Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail via PPA. All you have to do for a successful installation is:
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:appgrid/stable
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install appgrid
This installation instructions should also work on Linux Mint 15 Olivia, since Linux Mint is 100 % Ubuntu compatible.