How to Uninstall Apps in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS | 3 Methods

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In this video, I show you 3 ways to uninstall apps and programs in Ubuntu. The first 2 don’t use the command line (other than to install Synaptic if you don’t have it) whereas the third one does, giving you more control.

Get Synaptic: ‘sudo apt-get install synaptic’

Look up packages via command prompt: ‘dpkg –list’
Remove package (including all preferences): ‘sudo apt-get –purge remove [package name]’
Remove package (leaving preferences): ‘sudo apt-get remove [package name]’

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  1. I have a question… When I'm going to uninstall something on ubuntu's software, it warnings me that "ubuntu-gnome-desktop" will be deleted too, is this wrong? It could delete my whole desktop environment?

  2. This OS is actually such a buggy piece of crap that EVERYTHING that I do correctly, does NOT work or end up being bugged out so I MYSELF have to look everything up to try and fix it. It is such a lame operating system that everything I do ends up being glitched and I find myself at the mercy of the terminal. Oh, it didnt work? OH THATS BAD cause no way are you going to fucking fix it. Shit OS, unstable, I really wanted to make the switch, but seeing I spent more than 3 days doing nothing but sitting at my computer and trying to fix my glitches after glitches I feel like I do not want to anymore.

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