Many Ubuntu new users complain about uncompleted removed software , as many of them are looking for softwares which can make this job easily as they are not fans of the old classic command-line way .
Cleaning up Ubuntu , is necessary to remove the orphan packages which are result of incomplete removal of the package , configurations , Cache .
There are some very helpful applications which can help you keeping your Ubuntu installation clean .
1 – UbuntuTweak http://ubuntu-tweak.com/ :
My favorite application for tweaking Ubuntu it also provide cleaning tool for removing orphan packages , clearing cache , configurations , and most importantly cleaning Kernel .
2 – GtkOrphan http://www.marzocca.net/linux/gtkorphan.html :
Small but effective graphical tool to use remove orphaned libraries . It also provide control for Non-orphaned packages .
3 – Computer Janitor :
Small lightweight app to find and remove unused software packages , as it provide selection of recommended list of packages and configuration tips .
4 – KleanSweep :
Very useful and helpful application provides many features to clean up Ubuntu installation and the hard disk from empty files , empty files , backup files , broken symbolic links , broken executables , dead menu entries , duplicate files , orphan packages , and obsolete thumbnails .
5 – Sweeper :
Cleans the system from unwanted files as web browsing cache , saved clipboard contents , recent documents , Thumbnails cache .
6 – FSlint (FileSystem Lint) http://www.pixelbeat.org/fslint/ :
it is a tool for removing duplicates from Ubuntu , it looks for duplicate files , installed packages , bad name clashes , temporary files , broken symbolic links , empty directories .
7 - BleachBit http://bleachbit.sourceforge.net/ :
Is a small very useful system tool to clean up the system from unnecessary files . The most important feature is cleaning the system from software temporary and cache files such as adobe reader , Firefox , Java , OpenOffice , Opera , and many other application .
8- Debian Package Search http://packagesearch.sourceforge.net/ :
It searches the installed debian packages and provides information about the packages as well as it look-up for the orphan packages .