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Stallman: Ubuntu Spyware: What to Do?
Posted Dec 8, 2012 1:42 UTC (Sat) by rsidd (subscriber, #2582)
True, the first time they see an Amazon result they may do a wtf, learn about this misfeature, and perhaps turn it off.
OT - I just stripped off all the bloat from my two ubuntu computers - gnome, unity, kde, xfce. Only gtk and some very basic gnome libraries remain, with software like libreoffice, evince, inkscape, gimp, and of course latex/emacs/compilers etc remain. I'm using the i3 window manager. It feels so much faster and I'm so much happier.
Posted Dec 10, 2012 15:00 UTC (Mon) by KSteffensen (subscriber, #68295)
Why install Ubuntu in the first place? Allow me to recommend Debian and Gentoo.
Posted Dec 10, 2012 15:29 UTC (Mon) by rsidd (subscriber, #2582)
Posted Dec 8, 2012 12:48 UTC (Sat) by Wol (guest, #4433)
Okay, I don't like deb systems anyway, but I wouldn't bother turning off that misfeature - I would just trash / and replace the entire distro with something else.
The ONLY time I want sales results is usually when I go directly to a shop site and use their local search engine. Going via Google all too often finds me in maze of nasty little aggregation sites, all alike. Google search is polluted enough already without all these shop / sales-aggregation sites moaning that they don't get enough prominence in the results!
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