Ubuntu Wants To Collect Data About Your System-Starting From 18.04 LTS.
I put less blame on Microsoft’s influence, and more on the fact that it is now a publicly traded company, there’s little or no reason to believe they’ll back out of it now now that it is investors and future buyer that they answer to.
I’m also sure that someone out there somewhere will claim all these new batches of criticism against Canonical and Ubuntu Linux is just “FUD”, because no one remembers what FUD really means anymore & the context and history that it came about, and belief in the Social Geek Fallacies because a few too many Open Source and Free Software advocates think Criticism is Oppression.
Right now I just hope that the people working on NON-official Ubuntu derivative distros do the right thing and protect their users. I am, personally, very disappointed in this because I was looking forward to an official release of Lubuntu Next LXQT version that was not Alpha or Beta, but I guess I will have to look into other Linux distributions that use that Desktop Environment after all.
Short rant for now-
If you like using either of them, that’s okay, not my business, not my problem. But I am increasingly annoyed by stans for both who 1, don’t understand the needs of newbies vary from person to person, 2, professionals actually used to use Macs before their hardware and software platform went downhill.
But thirdly, Mac OS X used to be a high functioning OS before Steve Jobs died that some of these development projects and their fandom do not seem to get. As a former Apple and current Windows user (hopefully not for too long!), I am insulted by how some of these proponents for Elementary’s DE and a lesser extent GNOME think complainers about the anemic functionality should just STFU because “it’s not for them”, well I AM a member of that target market and ain’t impressed at all by how right clicking has been prohibited completely (not even Apple went that far, I used to use a separate mouse for that) or how we all need barely functional apps, as though professionals and creative types never even used the Mac or even enjoyed iLife back before it sucked and then started paying up for professional closed source software.
If you like eOS or GNOME, by all means talk about it and promote it, but please stop acting as though you speak for all newbies looking for alternatives to the big closed source guys, many of us are in fact impressed by the more feature rich apps available from the KDE and QT community than the GTK and GNOME project have available, and many find the limits of Linux Distributions like Elementary OS as more of a hindrance than a help, and it has nothing to do with experience or lack of with command lines.