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Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, 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 applications, including screenshots and ratings. The latest version available is App Grid 0.1.101, which has received some GUI improvements, a bunch of optimizations and some translations.
The main benefit of App Grid is that it performs its tasks faster that the Ubuntu Software Center, being good for lightweight Ubuntu derivatives, such as Xubuntu or Lubuntu.
In this article I will show you how to install App Grid 0.1.101 on Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Linux Mint 16 Petra, Linux Mint 13 Maya, Pinguy OS 14.04, Pinguy OS 12.04, Elementary OS 0.3 Isis and Elementary OS 0.2 Luna.
Because it is available via PPA, installing App Grid 0.1.101 on the listed Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Elementary OS and Pinguy OS systems is easy. All you have to do is add the ppa to your system, update the local repository index and install the appgrid package. Like this:
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:appgrid/stable
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install appgrid
Optional, to remove appgrid, do:
$ sudo apt-get remove appgrid
Or, if you want to uninstall appgrid, disable the recently added PPA and downgrade all the packages that got updated via the PPA, do:
$ sudo apt-get install ppa-purge
$ sudo ppa-purge ppa:appgrid/stable