HOWTO: Completely Remove ubuntu-desktop
The Ubuntu-Desktop package install a lot more than Gnome. And it has been extremely difficult to remove completely, for me at least, until I found this post on UF.
sudo apt-cache search ubuntu-desktop|grep Depends:|sed s/Depends:\ // |sed s/,//|xargs sudo apt-get remove --purge
That will painlessly remove everything installed by the ubuntu-desktop package, by un-installing all dependancies. Change “depends” to “recommends” to remove recommended packages, or just run
sudo apt-get autoremove
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