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Three Apps That Keep Linux Squeaky Clean

Oct 14, 2010, 13:33 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jack M. Germain)

"As good as the Linux OS is, troublesome stuff sometimes happens. When it does, BleachBit and GtkOrphan can do a good job helping you solve small problems before they become major complications. Even if you manage to keep your OS in pristine condition, Startup Manager can help you alter settings without having to drag out the Linux manual.

"Have you cleaned up your Linux installation lately? On its face, that question might wrongly mark me as a Linux newbie, much like a Linux newcomer asking about antivirus and antimalware software. But I am far from being a newbie to Linux. That said, three program packages designed to clean out your Linux dustbins can keep your OS working like new.

"I admit that sounds like a sales pitch hawking some must-have maintenance tool for Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) Windows. But BleachBit, GtkOrphan and Startup Manager can give you more control over how your Linux distro behaves. These Linux apps can help you fix some missteps when an occasional package installation goes astray."

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