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I have a pretty slow computer, and every time I open Ubuntu Software Center, the entire computer slows down, and 97% of the time, it hangs. So, I was wondering whether you can uninstall Ubuntu software center. Oh, and by the way, I use terminal to install my softwares.

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Why uninstall it? If it doesn't work on your pc simply do not run it. Uninstalling it will probably uninstall the ubuntu-desktop dummy package. It is not a great loss but if there are updates to the latter package you won't get them. –  To Do Jan 13 '13 at 15:25
    
@ToDo What does ubuntu-desktop do? –  Kitizl Jan 14 '13 at 6:18
    
It's a dummy package, meaning it is just a package that puts together other packages. It is not serious to remove it since all the components will still remain installed (except software center which you would have removed). But if Canonical decides to change a package for another through the dummy package the change won't be reflected on your system. You can always reinstall the package later. –  To Do Jan 14 '13 at 9:39
    
@Roshan George. I think you need to ask a separate question. –  Kitizl Sep 30 '13 at 13:51

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I believe the command you are looking for is

sudo apt-get remove software-center
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You may use the command instruction. it works. And of course if you want to remove all configuration files you may use the command line:

sudo apt-get --purge remove software-center

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I've never tried this, but what about sudo apt-get remove software-center? Tell me if it works!

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