my problem is with using the term "spyware"
Posted Dec 18, 2012 18:41 UTC (Tue) by pboddie
In reply to: my problem is with using the term "spyware"
Parent article: Ubuntu, non-advertisements, and spyware
'violating reasonable user expectations' is arguable in this case
Just looking at the screenshot accompanying the article is enough to indicate that reasonable user expectations have been violated here. Would you like some "More suggestions" with your "Files & Folders"? Aside from perhaps wondering why the latter is title-capitalised and the former is not - maybe there's a retail brand about to be launched - someone who has had Ubuntu installed for them is likely to be slightly surprised and wonder what else was installed for them until they do a real Internet search and arrive at the wailing echo-chamber that is the Ubuntu Forums, only to eventually learn after pages of confused opinion what has really been going on.
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