Every time I boot my laptop I get this annoying GUI update manager telling me I need to update my system. I like updates as much as the next guy but I prefer to do them at my own leisure and I also prefer to use the command line program aptitude. I didnt want to fully remove the GUI program however I did want to remove it from the start up. Its fairly simple.
1. Press Alt-F2 and enter:
- sudo gconf-editor
2. Once the editor is open navigate to Apps > Update Notifier