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    Re: Ubuntu & its privacy invasing

    Really? This again?
    If your problem is the web content in searches turn it off.
    If it's more than that find something you're happier with.
    You heard the man - over a thousand distros to choose from.

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    Re: Ubuntu & its privacy invasing

    Welcome to the Recurring Discussions.

    Posting a link, that users have to follow to understand what the question is, is not very user friendly. Finding it is a 2 year old video on a subject that has already been discussed here on many many different occasions is tiresome. Thanks for wording out a clear comment or request next time.
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    Re: Ubuntu & its privacy invasing

    Richard Stallman is a Linux and open source purist. Any user or distro that does not conform to his incredibly rigid ideas, and uses any software that is not open source, (eg many codecs and drivers needed to make most peoples machines work the way they want) is not complying with his strict standards.

    The big problem is that for most users, complying with his strict standards means their machines will not be able to do what they want it to do.
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    Re: Ubuntu & its privacy invasing

    If you want pure open source as envisioned by Richard Stallman, here is a list of approved distros:

    Free GNU/Linux distributions

    You can give them a try just to see what they are about.
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    Re: Ubuntu & its privacy invasing

    Quote Originally Posted by richlion2 View Post
    I think that Samsung Smart TVs are a bit more invasive, and this is a whole lot more current!
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    Re: Ubuntu & its privacy invasing

    Quote Originally Posted by mooreted View Post
    If you want pure open source as envisioned by Richard Stallman, here is a list of approved distros:

    Free GNU/Linux distributions

    You can give them a try just to see what they are about.
    +1 and to the OP, good luck with that.
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    Re: Ubuntu & its privacy invasing

    I don't want to bad mouth RMS. The man is a visionary. The world needs visionaries for grand ideas, but in the here and now they are often impractical. Idealism needs to be balanced by pragmatism. If one goes by RMS's standard (like RMS himself) then one would have to be willing to give up much of modern day's computing experience (first need to find a machine that has no proprietary parts and firmware and then no proprietary codecs etc, and only very limited web usage as they all use cookies, not to mention google, no proprietary services either ..)

    As for the inflated privacy concerns, all one needs to do is to turn off web search. It would be better if it were off by default or having a popup to warn users when first use the dash (at least not to give ammo to the detractors), but still, this is way overblown.
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    Re: Ubuntu & its privacy invasing

    I THOUGHT we weren't supposed to feed the trolls....!


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    Re: Ubuntu & its privacy invasing

    Sometimes the care and feeding really should be focused on the new folks who might mis-interpret the OP's post!
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