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Ubuntu Software Center is very slow here.Seriously, Windows virtual machines run faster that that here!

I dislike Software Center so I installed Synaptic ages ago, and that loads in 2 seconds! Perfect. Well almost - I can't seem to open downloaded .debs with it. Can I change things so that Synaptic opens .debs by default?

Is it possible to remove Software Center completely and replace it with Synaptic?

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You open downloaded debs with gdebi

It is not installed by default, so use this command to do so

sudo apt-get install gdebi

To make it default for deb handling, follow these steps

Right click on any .deb file and click properties

Go to the Open With Tab

Select Gdebi Package Installer and click Set as default

As for software center, you can safely remove it by the following command:

sudo apt-get remove software-center

and you can use synaptic for the GUI installation of packages from the repos

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