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The Ubuntu Software Center is an interface that allows Ubuntu users to install many paid or free applications and games. If you want to port Ubuntu Software Center to a system running Linux Mint 12, then it would be possible if you follow these instructions:

1. Under Linux Mint 12, launch the terminal and install Ubuntu Software Center with this command:

sudo apt-get install software-center

2. Run now this command to create the LinuxMint.py file:

sudo cp -r /usr/share/software-center/softwarecenter/distro/Ubuntu.py /usr/share/software-center/softwarecenter/distro/LinuxMint.py

3. Edit now this file with this command:

gksudo gedit /usr/share/software-center/softwarecenter/distro/LinuxMint.py

4. Find now this line:

class Ubuntu(Debian)

And replace it with this line:

class LinuxMint(Debian)



5. Save your file and exit. You can now use Ubuntu Software Center on Linux Mint 12.

That's it!

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