I just re-installed Ubuntu 7.10 on my home computer. Although this version was just released in October there are almost 180MB of updates needed as soon as you do a clean install now.
Running all those updates at once was going to be a pain. So I started removing some bigger packages and I realized there are about 130 of them!
Luckily you can right click in the package list area and select “Uncheck All” and only select the packages you want to install.
Update: I’m adding the update manager screen shot. You can can right click on any of the items to get the “Uncheck all”, “Check all” menu.