For a full description of the misery this bug is causing WORLDWIDE, see: Ubuntu “software-center” package Questions Question #174730
This is basically identical to Bug #641899, and I could have just attached my name to that one, but somebody decided that bug was too broad and so made it invalid.
Fine, I'll be specific. The UBUNTU SOFTWARE CENTER TAKES TOO DANG LONG TO LOAD on Zotac ZBOX with Intel Atom cpu 1.8 GHz and 2 GB RAM. By TOO LONG I mean more than 20 seconds.
I would file another two dozen bug reports on miserable program but this trackball I am being forced to use (yes, there's a goon with a gun to my head) is driving me nuts.
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.10
Package: software-center 126.96.36.199
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.0.0-12.20-generic 3.0.4
Uname: Linux 3.0.0-12-generic i686
Date: Sun Oct 16 22:04:25 2011
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 11.04 "Natty Narwhal" - Release i386 (20110427.1)
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to oneiric on 2011-10-15 (1 days ago)