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Old 08-18-2008, 03:11 PM   #1
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How Do I Remove Bloated Stuff From My Ubuntu 8.04?


I want to remove unecessary programs from my ubuntu 8.04 to make it lighter. How do I do this without affecting my other programs?
 
Old 08-18-2008, 03:36 PM   #2
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If you want "lean and mean", it's often better to install such a distro---rather than tweaking a "full-featured" one like Ubuntu.
Examples include Arch, DSL, Slackware and others.

This said, you can start by removing unwanted stuff using the package manager. It will keep track of dependencies and warn you about the side-effects of removing a particular package. Beyond this, just deleting files is risky.

It's much easier to start lean and then grow fatter with time. Computers and Humans have some commonality here....
 
Old 08-18-2008, 04:00 PM   #3
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yeah

That other guy is right i got tired of all the ubuntu popus, reminded me of windoz "your firewall is not on" or "your low on disk space".

Just grab the debian minimal cd and get your xorg and xfce or whatever desktop software u want.
 
Old 08-18-2008, 04:34 PM   #4
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I personally like to install the server version with only ssh server on install and add only what i need for whatever task I need , If for whatever reason you need a gui i rock LXDE real light weight and easy to use and fast , still looks nice to

Regards
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Old 08-18-2008, 05:55 PM   #5
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Thanks guys, I;ll keep thst in mind.
 
  


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