Right! thanks for the response fellas.
I'll try deborphan to see what I can free up.
I currently have 12GB allocated for / (35% used) and another 12 for /home (10% used) as separate partitions. Thing is I have a laptop which I use as a dual-boot system (XP/Linux). So I'd like to pear down the Linux installation and remove some packages that are useless for me (kde games, for instance), without removing the base packages (either KDE or GNOME) since I use some KDE and GNOME apps. Of course, there's still LOTS of space left but
Here's the result of "apt-get remove atlantik":
alsac# apt-get remove atlantik
Reading Package Lists... Done
Building Dependency Tree... Done
The following packages will be REMOVED:
atlantik atlantikdesigner kde kde-amusements kdeaddons kdegames
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 6 to remove and 409 not upgraded.
Need to get 0B of archives.
After unpacking 1683kB disk space will be freed.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n] not quite sure
bash: hehehe: command not found
As you can see it attempts to remove kde as a dependency which is rather strange.
Actually I wouldn't mind uninstalling KDE altogether but then again, there are certain K-apps I use. Not quite sure how I would re-install a pared down version of KDE later .... Hehe... something to fiddle with I suppose. A bit more research would be in order.