How to uninstall programs

In Xandros, most programs are installed using Xandros Networks. These programs can be uninstalled in XN as well, and the process is just as simple and straight-forward.

1) Open Xandros Networks (XN), by double-clicking the blue globe icon on your desktop, and wait while it updates its package information. This can take several minutes, depending on your Internet connection. When it's done, click in the search field in the upper right corner, and type the name of the program you want to remove, and click Search.

2) In the standard list, locate the program you want to remove, and click the Remove button next to it. The Remove Software window will open. Under Summary, the total number of packages to be removed will be shown. Click the Details button to see exactly what is going to be removed. This is important, as sometimes XN will remove related packages that you don't want removed.

3) In the Operation Details window, check the list carefully to make sure it's not going to remove a bunch of libs files, which may cause other installed software to stop working, or, even scarier, service pack 1. If you have installed service pack 1, but have not installed the dummy package from Geek Connection which locks it, then subsequently attempting to remove any of the packages which were installed as part of the service pack, the entire service pack will be removed. Needless to say, this would be a minor catastrophe. To prevent it, download and install the patch here:

http://www.geekconnection.org/xine/xandros4.0-servicepak-1.0_1.0.1-100_i386.deb

4) If you see any packages in the details list that you do not want to lose, click OK to close the Details window, and click Cancel in the Remove Software window. If, on the other hand, everything looks alright, click the OK button, and wait while XN uninstalls the program. When it's done, exit Xandros Networks. That's all there is to it! Did I not tell you it was simple?

This article is based entirely on delusions of knowledge from which I am beginning to suffer

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