Minimal Desktop for Ubuntu

What is removed vs. a "Standard" install - what is kept as essential?

Asked by emarkay on 2010-05-12

Would be nice to have a text list of the "Desktop CD" apps that are removed/ considered superfluous?

FWIW, what apps are not installed by default on the Alternate/Server CD?

What apps are considered essential, necessary (including the obvious like, kernel, GUI, communication, security and hardware detection for starters)?

Thank you.

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Ubuntu minimal desktop Edit question
Assignee:
Anthony Veilleux Edit question
Last query:
2010-05-12
Last reply:
2010-05-14
Anthony Veilleux (aveilleux) said : #1

Off of the base ubuntu-minimal install, the following packages are installed through the script, along with their dependencies (in order):

alsa-utils
linux-sound-base
xorg
xinit
gdm
gnome-core
gnome-themes-selected
gnome-themes-ubuntu
light-themes
indicator-applet-session
network-manager-gnome
brasero
file-roller
gcalctool
gdebi
gnome-screensaver
gnome-utils
jockey-gtk
update-manager
evince
firefox OR epiphany-browser OR chromium-browser OR opera
pidgin OR empathy

openoffice.org-core
openoffice.org-base-core
openoffice.org-common
openoffice.org-writer
openoffice.org-impress
openoffice.org-calc
openoffice.org-gtk
openoffice.org-style-galaxy
openoffice.org-style-human
openoffice.org-style-tango

...The above block, OR:

abiword
gnumeric

thunderbird OR evolution
totem-gstreamer OR banshee OR vlc

OPTIONALLY:
gnome-themes
gnome-themes-extras
gnome-themes-more
gnome-theme-gilouche
ubuntu-artwork

Anthony Veilleux (aveilleux) said : #2

I guess I need content here to link this new FAQ? I don't know how LP works very well.
FAQ #1109: “What is removed vs. a “Standard” Ubuntu install?”.

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