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    How do I remove/add applications to KNOPPIX(well linux)

    Coming from a XP/ME background, I know that I need to go through the control panel to properly remove an application on it.

    Do I need to do the same in KNOPPIX/linux or I can just remove the directory containing the application ? How about the icons/links on the KDE desktop ? I see a lot of applications on the 'start menu' of KDE which I want to remove.

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    The way to add or remove software in debian is using apt-get or a front-end for it, such as synaptic. Do not just delete a directory unless you have installed it from a source install or from an executable installer.

    As far as trimming down your menu entries, depending on which version of kde you are using, I have kde3.1.1 and the menu editor is in 'Settings", from there you can edit your kde menu.

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    aptitude

    in the console run 'aptitude'. it shows you what you have installed and what you don't. You can choose to remove programs or add them. Its nicer than just apt-get or dpkg.

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    Re: aptitude

    Uhm, aptitude and synaptic need to be installed before you can use them.

    So, type this at a command prompt:
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    su
    {enter root password}
    apt-get install synaptic aptitude
    {hit enter}
    Now you can start both by entering their name. These programs are basicaly a more or less graphical frontend to apt-get.

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