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

Asked by Ivan Zakharyaschev

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 (imz) said :

Disabling the popups in the configuration seems no to be possible -- .

So the simplest working solution must be removing the "update-manager" (as I've mentioned in the comments at ).