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Ubuntu 11.10 – How to Completely Uninstall / Remove XFCE

These instructions are for Ubuntu 11.10 on which XFCE was installed using either the Ubuntu Software Center or sudo apt-get on the command line. The instructions may be the same for other versions, but no guarantee is made. When XFCE is installed in Ubuntu 11.10, it installs several additional packages and libraries. Not all these […]

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Ubuntu 11.10 – How to Completely Uninstall / Remove the Xubuntu Desktop

These instructions are for Ubuntu 11.10 on which the Xubuntu Desktop was installed using either the Ubuntu Software Center or sudo apt-get on the command line. The instructions may be the same for other versions, but no guarantee is made. When the Xubuntu Desktop is installed in Ubuntu 11.10, it installs several additional packages and […]

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Ubuntu 11.10 – How to Completely Uninstall / Remove the Lubuntu Desktop

These instructions are for Ubuntu 11.10 on which the Lubuntu Desktop was installed using either the Ubuntu Software Center or sudo apt-get on the command line. The instructions may be the same for other versions, but no guarantee is made. When the Lubuntu Desktop is installed in Ubuntu 11.10, it installs several additional packages and […]

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Ubuntu 11.10 – How to Completely Uninstall / Remove LXDE

These instructions are for Ubuntu 11.10 on which LXDE was installed using either the Ubuntu Software Center or sudo apt-get on the command line. The instructions may be the same for other versions, but no guarantee is made. When the LXDE interface is installed in Ubuntu 11.10, it installs several additional packages and libraries. Several […]

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Ubuntu 11.10 – Adding a Shared Folder Under VirtualBox

This tutorial is for adding shared folders to Ubuntu 11.10 running under VirtualBox 4.1.8r75467 on Windows 7 with SP 1. The instructions should be the same for the same for other version combinations, or even for different OSes on which VirtualBox runs, but no guarantee is made. Assumes you have enabled shared folders for Ubuntu […]

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Ubuntu 11.10 – Enabling Shared Folders Under VirtualBox

These instructions are for Ubuntu 11.10 running under VirtualBox 4.1.8r75467 on Windows 7 with SP1. They should be the same for other version combinations, but no guarantee is made. It shouldn’t matter on which host VirtualBox is running, but I don’t run it on anything other than Windows. I have not tried shared folder with […]

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Ubuntu 11.10 – Installing VirtualBox Guest Additions

These instructions are for Ubuntu 11.10 running under VirtualBox 4.1.8r75467 on Windows 7 with SP1. They should be the same or similar for other version combinations, but I make no guarantee. These instructions are the same or very similar for many other distros of Linux, however, the VirtualBox Guest Additions don’t work with all distros […]

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Ubuntu 11.10 – How to get a Command Line, Shell, or Terminal

This article was updated for Ubuntu 12.04. The new article can be found here. These instructions are for Ubuntu 11.10 using the Unity interface. Linux (of which Ubuntu is a flavour) and it’s inspiration Unix, have a strong emphasis and tradition of doing everything via typed commands. Often, when searching the Internet for a solution […]

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Ubuntu 11.10 – How to Completely Remove a Package

This tutorial shows how to completely remove or uninstall a package in Ubuntu 11.10. These instructions should work for other versions of Ubuntu, it’s derivatives (Edubuntu, Kubuntu, Lubuntu, Xubuntu) and other Debian based Linux distributions – but no guarantee is made. This tutorial assumes you are comfortable with lower level operations in Ubuntu and know […]

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Ubuntu 11.10 – Understanding sudo apt-get install …

This tutorial is for Ubuntu 11.10, however, it should be the same for other versions of Ubuntu (and derivatives, like edubuntu, kubuntu, lubuntu, and xubuntu) and other Linux distributions based on Debian. However, no guarantee is made. What makes Ubuntu very easy to use is the Ubuntu Software Center which allows users an easy way […]

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Ubuntu 11.10 – Replacing the Unity Interface

This article was updated for Ubuntu 12.04. It can be found here. A basic Unity tutorial can be found here. NOTE: Unity in Ubuntu 12.04 is more complete and useful than Unity in Ubuntu 11.10 – the main advantage being the HUD interface. This tutorial shows how to install an alternative desktop environment in place […]

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Ubuntu 11.10 – First Impressions – Not Positive

Background I’ve played with Linux for almost 20 years. My first experience was trying to compile it, in the early 90s, from sources (gotten off a CUG CD?), but Turbo C wasn’t able to compile it. By the mid-90s, I was playing with compiled distributables. While they were interesting and often had some neat features, […]