KDE and too many programs

O. Sinclair o.sinclair at gmail.com
Wed Nov 22 12:26:52 UTC 2006

Personality question I guess but to some extent also a question of 
simplifying/trimming Kubuntu. If you install on an older machine it is 
good to get rid of unnecessary and unuseful stuff.

The laptop I run Edgy on now I can throw almost anything at but I like 
to remove what I can not or do not want to use. Like Remote Desktop, 
Desktop sharing and such stuff. Also when I support end-users it 
minimizes problems if stuff they can't use is not there to confuse.


Larry Hartman wrote:
> Im afraid to say that I am a bit more simplistic, I just edit the entry out of 
> my program menu!  if i find out later I need it--well it is still there.
> Larry
> Kubuntu in Edgy
> On Wednesday 22 November 2006 03:10, O. Sinclair wrote:
>> Tez wrote:
>>> O. Sinclair wrote:
>>>> O. Sinclair wrote:
>>>>> O. Sinclair wrote:
>>>>>> Rob Blomquist wrote:
>>>>>>> I usually don't take the time to install KDE the way I want, but now
>>>>>>> I am getting very interested in paring down all those programs to the
>>>>>>> ones I want and need, and those I don't.
>>>>>>> A big part of the problem are the metapackages and how they control
>>>>>>> the need for all the tools.
>>>>>>> Are metapackages safe to remove? Then customize the package choice as
>>>>>>> I wish, while paying, of course, close attention to the dependancies
>>>>>>> involved? Ubuntu seems to act as if they are crucial to the upgrades
>>>>>>> being handled properly.
>>>>>>> Rob
>>>>>> am looking forward to more tech-savvy replies to this than I can give
>>>>>> you. All I know is that I to some extent consider it a pain in the
>>>>>> .... that I can not remove bluetooth that I have no use for
>>>>>> whatsoever, nor can I completely remove the new Kpowerguidance,
>>>>>> without breaking kde-desktop and a whole bunch of useful/necessary
>>>>>> applications, such as System Settings.
>>>>>> I don't know why our dear KDE/Kubuntu developers insist on some of
>>>>>> these apps being so necessary that you cannot remove them without
>>>>>> messing up your system. To my knowledge extremely few desktops and not
>>>>>> all laptops (far from) are sold with bluetooth.
>>>>>> Sinclair
>>>>> I see I wrote kde-desktop, I do mean kubuntu-desktop of course.
>>>>> Sinclair
>>>> I see that I stand to correct my earlier rantings. It is possible to get
>>>> rid of bluetooth - but not the new Powermanager (kde-powerguidance). It
>>>> breaks the whole "guidance" - many of the System Settings disappear.
>>>> And since I don't like the new Powermanager I don't like this
>>>> connection. Am considering reverting back to Dapper actually (not only
>>>> cause of that, other nuisances with Edgy as well).
>>>> Sinclair
>>> At least you have that choice in Linux, if you were in the 'other' OS
>>> and didn't like a feature then you'd be stuck.
>>> Linux, it's whatever you want it to be.
>>> Tez
>> Which is exactly why it irritates me that Edgy seems to give me fewer
>> choices than Dapper...
>> Sinclair

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