Update problems in Natty

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http://www.ubuntux.org – Due to heavy rains my connection slowed down. Did this : Software sources--Ubuntu Software--Download from other--select best server. Tests done, server selected, reloaded. The Problem : Update manager shows the same list of applications I have already installed / updated from my previous server. It does not make any sense to reinstall all the applications just because I chose a different server. This tells that Natty or perhaps all Ubuntu distros do not have or make a list of installed applications and their versions. This is not the sign of a good Operating System. Do this and post your exper (Distributions)