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    Question Is that possible to remove Nautilus/Gedit/Treminal ?

    So, the question is - is that possible to fully remove Nautilus & Gedit & Terminal without harming Unity? What's the level of integration?

    I'd like to fully replace all of those with Thunar & SciTE & Terminator, but I'm afraid, that I can get this state only in raw Gnome 3...

    Correct me if I'm wrong, please.

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    Re: Is that possible to remove Nautilus/Gedit/Treminal ?

    I am also interested to know the answer to this question. Is it possible without uninstalling unity-desktop or shall we install our desired softwares and forget about the ones already present?

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    Re: Is that possible to remove Nautilus/Gedit/Treminal ?

    I think you can replace most of it, except for nautilus.

    Scite really? It's shoddy and it was only meant as a testing place of the library. There is a good text editor on Windows called notpad++ that uses scintella but that's only Windows based.
    Ubuntu 10.04 is just the best.

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    Re: Is that possible to remove Nautilus/Gedit/Treminal ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Pletched View Post
    I think you can replace most of it, except for nautilus.
    How is going to be tricky i guess
    I am primarily interested in gedit out of 3 apps mentioned by OP but I think same method will apply to atleast the Terminal aswell.

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    Re: Is that possible to remove Nautilus/Gedit/Treminal ?

    I wouldn't bother removing the ones you don't want. I am pretty sure that Nautilus is so integrated in Ubuntu that you can't remove it without killing the desktop.

    As far as the others go, I don't think they take up that much drive space, and they wont use resources if they are not running.

    Also, gedit at least is a default gnome appication, and I think the terminal is, so I wouldn't be surprised to see them come in with a "raw" installation of gnome, but that is a guess.
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    Re: Is that possible to remove Nautilus/Gedit/Treminal ?

    You could run something like
    Code:
    sudo apt-get remove -s nautilus
    to see exactly what would be removed. The "-s" means "No action; perform a simulation of events that would occur but do not actually change the system."

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    Re: Is that possible to remove Nautilus/Gedit/Treminal ?

    Good idea, Ann.
    This is what I get on a 10.04 install

    Code:
    mick@mick-laptop:~$ sudo apt-get remove -s nautilus
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree       
    Reading state information... Done
    The following packages will be REMOVED:
      gnome-session nautilus nautilus-share ubuntu-desktop
    0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 4 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
    Remv ubuntu-desktop [1.197]
    Remv gnome-session [2.30.0-0ubuntu1]
    Remv nautilus-share [0.7.2-12build1]
    Remv nautilus [1:2.30.1-0ubuntu1.2]
    According to that, if you remove Nautilus it will break your desktop, unless you aren't using the standard Ubuntu desktop.
    Michael

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    Re: Is that possible to remove Nautilus/Gedit/Treminal ?

    there really is no need to remove them. for example you could just install terminator and set that as your default terminal emulator. is it really necessary to remove it?

    xfce uses thunar, you could install xfce as an extra desktop environment.

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    Re: Is that possible to remove Nautilus/Gedit/Treminal ?

    Quote Originally Posted by audiomick View Post
    Good idea, Ann.
    This is what I get on a 10.04 install

    Code:
    mick@mick-laptop:~$ sudo apt-get remove -s nautilus
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree       
    Reading state information... Done
    The following packages will be REMOVED:
      gnome-session nautilus nautilus-share ubuntu-desktop
    0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 4 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
    Remv ubuntu-desktop [1.197]
    Remv gnome-session [2.30.0-0ubuntu1]
    Remv nautilus-share [0.7.2-12build1]
    Remv nautilus [1:2.30.1-0ubuntu1.2]
    According to that, if you remove Nautilus it will break your desktop, unless you aren't using the standard Ubuntu desktop.
    ubuntu-desktop is actually safe to remove; it's a metapackage (https://help.ubuntu.com/community/MetaPackages). gnome-session would be the deal- (or desktop-) breaker.

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    Re: Is that possible to remove Nautilus/Gedit/Treminal ?

    Quote Originally Posted by oldos2er View Post
    ubuntu-desktop is actually safe to remove; it's a metapackage (https://help.ubuntu.com/community/MetaPackages). gnome-session would be the deal- (or desktop-) breaker.
    oldos2er, do you know of exactly what ubuntu-desktop does? I faced a similar dilemma when removing the ubuntu-sso-client package. I ended up removing it and solved the issue that prompted me to want to remove it. Best I could tell is that there may be issues if I try to perform an ubuntu upgrade. But I like stability so I am using the .04 version of the ubuntu so i dont upgrade often. Is the ubuntu-desktop of unused nature when not upgrading and after the desktop environment has already been installed?

    Big Thanks for posting this command because it is command I find very useful.
    Code:
    sudo apt-get remove -s

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