[xubuntu-users] unwanted packages

Wes James comptekki at gmail.com
Wed Jul 16 15:31:28 UTC 2014

On Wed, Jul 16, 2014 at 5:02 AM, Neil Winchurst <neilwin at drofle.co.uk>

> Recently I upgraded to Xubuntu 14.04. That is to say it was a new
> installation not an upgrade. I notice that it includes some programs
> that I don't really need or want. Two examples are pidgin and zeitgeist.
> Is it all right to simply remove these or might that cause problems?
> Are there some programs which should be left alone and simply not used?

You may want to take a look at apt-cache:


and apt-get remove/purge:


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