Ubuntu Adds New “Minimal Installation” Option For Fewer Preinstalled Packages

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The development of the next Ubuntu LTS release, i.e., Ubuntu
18.04 Bionic Beaver, is going on in full swing. The desktop
development team has decided to add a new option in the
installation process that allows you to perform a lean
installation of Ubuntu.

As reported by OMGUbuntu, this
option appears during the installation process. If you choose
the minimal install option, lots of software packages are
stripped away, and you get an Ubuntu installation with a
desktop environment, core system tools, web browser, and not
much more.

This option will appear in the Ubuntu installer (Ubiquity) in
the section where are you asked if you wish to install
restricted multimedia playback codecs.

To be precise, this option removes about 80 packages, including
the likes of Transmission, LibreOffice, Cheese, Rhythmbox,
Thunderbird, etc. So, if you’re a person who deletes tons of
software soon after a clean installation of Ubuntu, this option
will be useful.

However, if you love what Canonical offers with default
configuration and you make little changes, you don’t need to do
anything. This is an opt-in option, so you don’t have to worry
in that case.

It’s also worth noting that this change shouldn’t be considered
a replacement for the Ubuntu Minimal ISO. At least this is what
appears to be the case right now.

Which Ubuntu 18.04 feature excites you the most? Don’t forget
to share your views with us.

Also Read: Ubuntu Wants To Collect Data About
Your System–Starting From 18.04 LTS


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