>Doesn't that mean in reverse that you can't use any OS at all?<
this is exactly the point
so far many people came to use linux just because they feld here more comfortable.
Now the open source comunity starts to make all the same mistakes and definitely wrong things as the 'competitors'.
Why all nonsense, but money making ideas created by competitors have to be picked up and implemented , this is the major question.
And why are people forced to have the logging/surveillance software on their computers just to be able to start some innocent apps? User are not allowed to use the unity gui unless they keep the logging software operational. What has the simple gui to do with the data logging function?