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@The Repairman,
Thank you for your polite response, there is a lesson here.

Best regards,

Congratulations, thank you for your response.

best regards,

@vint yes LL is based on Ubuntu, base... the underlying OS itself not everything else on top of Ubuntu those that work well or not. The choices that go into LL result in a stable, minimal bloat OS for all. If by bloat we refer to items not needed by the individual vs additional packages, telemetry and files that are truly unnecessary.
As you have LL installed you do have the freedom to customize and configure, install or uninstall as you like. Freedom always comes with a price, for an OS that could be stability or having to reinstall the OS. Knowledge is the difference, if you're Linux proficient you'll have better outcomes that a Linux newcomer.

If I may, a different approach to asking your question..
I see there is an installer in Ubuntu that allows the user to select individual updates, is this something on LL's roadmap? I think this could be something a majority of LL may find useful when repurposing older hardware.

Some of these applications could be a fork of another project. Digging into that aspect you may find its possible to install in LL, or perhaps asking the package developer how to  include in Ubuntu derivatives.

I hope this has been informative as is my intent.

The Repairman:

There's a safe way to remove most software from your distro which you don't want and don't need.

Open the Menu and go to System and then open Package Manager aka Synaptic Package Manager.

Open the search box and enter whatever you wish to remove and then see what other software and dependencies will be removed with it.

The beauty of the Package manager is it alerts you to what other software relies on other shred software and its shared dependencies which can break things if removed.

One must exercise caution and care and common sense when removing default software packages as if done haphazardly can and most likely will break a working Linux distro and I speak from my own personal experience.

There are other ways to remove the unwanted software however the Package Manager aka Synaptic Package Manager I've found to be the safest way.

I'm a Linux user not a Linux guru.

I can understand not wanting to keep software that will never be used and taking up space on a hard drive because I use 40 GB and 80 GB hard drives.

My 2 cents worth.

Howdy @bonnevie,
I will certainly take a look at the link provided, I've already made my thoughts on the subject very clear as it is about the freedom to choose.  Linux Lite saved my laptop from the depths of Microsoft Hell and for that I'm forever grateful, and Linux is the future of home computing as far as I'm concerned.

Best regards,


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