Ubuntu Mate version and uninstalling "essentials"

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Arch_Enemy
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Ubuntu Mate version and uninstalling "essentials"

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See this thread: viewtopic.php?p=1227742&sid=62b25646f9f ... 2#p1227742

In short, a new version of Ubuntu Mate allows uninstalling Mate apps deemed "essential" without uninstalling the whole desktop environment.
To me this is an interesting idea. I try to remove certain aspects of the Mate desktop and get a list of 'dependencies' that remove the whole desktop.
I have travelled 35629424162.9 miles in my lifetime

One thing I would suggest, create a partition a ~28G partition as /. Partition the rest as /Home.
When the system fails, reinstall and use the exact same username and all your 'stuff' comes back to you.

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Re: Ubuntu Mate version and uninstalling "essentials"

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a new version of Ubuntu Mate allows uninstalling Mate apps deemed "essential" without uninstalling the whole desktop environment.
Did you mean "recommended but not essential" rather than "essential"?
Please edit your original post title to include [SOLVED] if/when it is solved!
Your data and OS are backed up....right?

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Re: Ubuntu Mate version and uninstalling "essentials"

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Flemur wrote:
a new version of Ubuntu Mate allows uninstalling Mate apps deemed "essential" without uninstalling the whole desktop environment.
Did you mean "recommended but not essential" rather than "essential"?
Ah, yes. Thanks.
I have travelled 35629424162.9 miles in my lifetime

One thing I would suggest, create a partition a ~28G partition as /. Partition the rest as /Home.
When the system fails, reinstall and use the exact same username and all your 'stuff' comes back to you.

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