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This question is merely of general interest. I'm a newbie to Ubuntu and like it quite a lot. However, troubleshooting takes up quite a lot of my time, because I love software and install left right and center, and when I got a problem later on I cannot figure out which one of the newly installed software caused it, or where to look for the problem. I had a problem earlier today where specifically Downloads close right after I opened it with Files / File Manager, using Nautilus. Documents, Pictures and the rest works fine though. Installed two other file managers (PCmanFM and Thunar) and Downloads works fine with them.
As a Windows user I am using SlimCleaner there, which is pure gold for checking on the health of Windows, it's basically a all-in-one command centre to see what is installed from software to toolbars, and much more, and helps a lot to identify problems on a computer. Unfortunately SlimCleaner is not available for Linux.
I am looking for a similar program for Ubuntu. At the moment I don't know where to look for 'dead files' that is just taking up space, I don't know what the health of my Ubuntu is, I don't know if a website hacked my browser and installed an add-on, I don't know if there are any corrupt files on it, etc. So the software I'm looking for must give me a nice overview of almost anything on Ubuntu, if you understand what I mean. A fix-it-all type of software, like those registry-cleaners and defragmenting software you get in Windows.
I surfed askubuntu but could not find a similar thread or solution, and believe many new users would like to identify potential problems on their systems at one central place. For all that I know Ubuntu itself may already have something like that built-in?
Oh, and I do read every Ubuntu manual and book that I can get hold of. :) I'm just a bit disappointed after seeing how many hours I spent looking for a solution to a problem, while software would have shown it to me in seconds, and probably fix it in a few more.