How to make the Ubuntu 12.04 desktop more lightweight and less annoying (with all he popups and their footprint)?

Asked by Ivan Zakharyaschev on 2012-11-18

I suspect that the popups that new packages are available are not only annoying but also that the program that generates them is started every time a user session is started and has a footprint on the resources of the system (memory, CPU).

How to remove all this?

(And other annoying running propgrams and popups?)

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Ivan Zakharyaschev
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Ivan Zakharyaschev (imz) said : #1

Disabling the popups in the configuration seems no to be possible -- http://askubuntu.com/q/218755/19753 .

So the simplest working solution must be removing the "update-manager" (as I've mentioned in the comments at http://unix.stackexchange.com/a/46315/4319 ).