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    Wink uninstall bloat-sam

    This old laptop runs great on LXDE. It's only intended use is for viewing PDF documents. So do I need to remove any other OS/desktop environment (Gnome, Unity etc) or is it recommended to leave the previously installed alone even if I do not use them.

    Likewise with other software (Libreoffice, Shotwell etc). I have no plans to use them on this laptop, just the PDF Document Viewer.

    Original install is Ubuntu 12.04, then added LXDE.

    Thanks for your support.
    Last edited by mayagrafix; January 31st, 2014 at 06:04 PM. Reason: Solved thread
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    Re: uninstall bloat-sam

    No, you should be able to get rid of the desktop environments without any issue. Just keep an eye on what it is going to uninstall. You MAY need to install lubuntu-desktop to replace some of the things that get dragged out by the other DEs.

    As for the apps, kill them. Libreoffice, Shotwell, etc. Just remove. The way to go if you were starting from scratch would be to do a minimal install then add lxde and evince (or whatever PDF viewer you're using). And that's it. (Naturally, you would need a couple of other bits and pieces, but not many).

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    Re: uninstall bloat-sam

    There is an archived method here:

    http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/purelubuntuprecise

    But it will remove things like Firefox which may not be desirable.

    My personal rule is, if it works don't try to fix it

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    Re: uninstall bloat-sam

    Quote Originally Posted by kansasnoob View Post
    My personal rule is, if it works don't try to fix it
    +1

    If you need the disk space, then you can remove packages, that you don't use.

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    Re: uninstall bloat-sam

    Thanks for ur help. I have 2 newer PC's which are full featured, work stations. This one I re-purposed to have PDF doc viewer showing manuals (statically) for my own comfort without having to switch windows or desktops.

    Again, Thanx for the answers.
    Ubuntu 14.10/OS Type:64-bit/Intel Core i5-2320 CPU @ 3.00GHz × 4

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