I am not a total beginner to Linux and for the most part I know what programs I want and which ones I don't.
I've just done a clean install of Lubuntu 14.04 daily build. As an aside, with all the updates, this will eventually become exactly the same as what is released in April right? So I won't have to reinstall at that time.
Ok, what I did once installed is:
sudo apt-get purge gucharmap libgucharmap-2-90-7 xpad sylpheed sylpheed-doc transmission transmission-common transmission-gtk pidgin pidgin-data abiword abiword-common libabiword-3.0 gnumeric gnumeric-common audacious audacious-plugins audacious-plugins-data libaudcore1 libaudclient2 Xterm im-config mtpaint lxsession-default-apps usb-creator-common usb-creator-gtk gnome-mplayer libgmlib1 libgmtk1 libgmtk1-data ibus gir1.2-ibus-1.0 libibus-1.0-5
Everything seems to be working just fine. I have a US Keyboard and type in English. Is there anything I have uninstalled that would 'break' my computer that I'm not aware of?
Once I have done this and restarted, I do the following:
sudo apt-get install libreoffice rgbpaint thunderbird gufw vlc aisleriot
I am doing this for a friend who just uses the computer to browse the web, type a letter and play soliaire pretty much.
Will doing all this uninstalling and installing result in any 'junk' files remaining on the computer which should be removed e.g. with bleachbit for linux?
I know that Linux is a lot better than Windows in this regard and doesn't have a registry but would it help any in terms of performance?
Hope this makes sense,