OK so this isn’t as simple as just typing in “sudo apt-get install software-center“. That’s the first step of this walkthrough…but not all of it.
so here we go
1.) “sudo apt-get install software-center”
2.) “sudo cp -r /usr/share/software-center/softwarecenter/distro/Ubuntu.py /usr/share/software-center/softwarecenter/distro/LinuxMint.py”
Note that if step 2 says “Ubuntu.py” file not found, you must go into “/usr/share/software-center/softwarecenter/distro” and change the file “ubuntu.py” to “Ubuntu.py” with this command
“sudo mv ubuntu.py Ubuntu.py”
Then try step 2 again.
3.) “gksudo gedit /usr/share/software-center/softwarecenter/distro/LinuxMint.py”
4.) we need to edit line 36 from “class Ubuntu(Debian)” to “class LinuxMint(Debian)” then save it.
5.) then we need to edit another file with “gksu gedit /etc/*release” to look like this
Then save the file.
6.) we need to edit this last file like so “gksu gedit /etc/*issue” to look like this “Ubuntu 12.10 \n \l“
7.) we now need to create a xapian apt database, with this command “sudo update-apt-xapian-index”
Thats the main steps of it. I had to “sudo apt-get autoremove software-center” and then re-install it, but you may not have to.
I hope it works for yah! If you have any issues let me know.