I’m using Gnome as my default DE after my KDE4 dissapointment, however what’s bothering me for some time now is that I have to “live” with applications that I don’t even use or like for that matter. So why “live” with those? Well if I try to remove some of those applications it’ll want to “pull down” my whole DE along with them, however I couldn’t believe solution was so simple.

Applications I don’t want to live with are: evolution, epiphany, empathy, ekiga, liferea, gnome-accessibility and couple of others. Step 1 might seem as it wants to remove “whole” DE, but it all it wants is gnome-desktop-environment which is meta/dummy package so don’t worry.

Step 1:

sudo apt-get remove epiphany epiphany-browser-data epiphany-data empathy 
empathy-doc libempathy30 libempathy-common libempathy-gtk28 liferea 
liferea-data evolution ekiga gok dasher orca gnome-accessibility
openoffice.org-evolution evolution-common evolution-data-server 

Step 2:

sudo aptitude keep-all

Step 3:

After you’re done, you can use sudo apt-get autoremove or sudo aptitude -f install just so you can see it won’t “force” you later on to remove any other deps.

Yea, that was it …