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.
Although Ubuntu is a fantastic Linux distribution they have done quite a few annoying things by default in a effort to create a more user friendly work environment. One of these things is the tool tips and descriptions which pop up whenever the mouse is hovered over anything. This happens for links, applications, folders and pretty much everything else. Its seriously annoying for a seasoned Linux user so I embarked on a quest to disable it. Fortunately its very easy.