View Full Version : adware, dataminingware, spyware, crapware, invasiveware,

December 16th, 2007, 10:05 PM
Google advertises they are hiring Ubuntu experts.
Does it mean they will find their way to impale us their disguised under-the-table crapware as 'doubleclick' and many more as they do with Windows?

Or are we already? :(

December 16th, 2007, 10:08 PM
IIRC, google uses Ubuntu internally as a desktop OS. They might need Ubuntu developers to customize it to their needs. (and they'll hopefully try to merge these improvements back into Ubuntu, as they're doing with MySQL).

December 16th, 2007, 10:20 PM
Thread moved to "Cafe".

December 16th, 2007, 11:02 PM
google has never released adware.

its " dataminingware, spyware, crapware, invasiveware" (i.e., dial homes) only ever extend to usage statistics on the desktop.

what is your problem with the most progressive IT company in the world taking an active interest in this distro?

December 16th, 2007, 11:04 PM
Google is not the Internet, and AFAIK they don't make spyware. ^.^

December 16th, 2007, 11:09 PM
I, for one, welcome our new Ubuntu-based overlords.

December 17th, 2007, 01:20 AM
I, for one, welcome our new Ubuntu-based overlords.

+1 Kent

December 17th, 2007, 01:24 AM
Google is one of the few companies with a large enough pull on the technology market, and the financial means to actually compete with the other big guns. I hope they have much success in the spreading of any open source software.