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Re: [libreplanet-discuss] Ubuntu Malware


From: Fabian Rodriguez
Subject: Re: [libreplanet-discuss] Ubuntu Malware
Date: Sun, 09 Dec 2012 08:21:22 -0500
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Le 12-12-09 01:53 AM, address@hidden a écrit :
> Correct me if I'm wrong on this - all the stuff that I've seen thus far seems 
> to say that the
monitoring malware is part of the Unity Dash, not something that is
internal to the entire Ubuntu universe.
>
> Thus if one is using Kubuntu, or even regular Ubuntu with some other
window manager than Unity, then it won't be spying on you?
>
> I realize that this doesn't address the basic ethical questions, but
I'm wondering if the actual problem isn't being overstated?
>


Having led / created 5 Ubuntu LoCo teams I can tell you the version
introduced to newcomers is very  much always the default one (so, with
Unity + all) at all events/discussions. In that context the "Ubuntu
w/Unity" is very much the default experience. As an advocate I can't
suggest installing that without getting asked about it and going into
lengthy discussions and work to explain and remove such features (Ubuntu
One, the dash-search, Unity itself, non-free software, etc.).

By the time you have the "default' Ubuntu experience, you won't be
investing time and installation again to go to Kubuntu, Lubuntu, etc...
With Trisquel the discussion is *zero* in such aspects and so far
everyone I've talked about it that used Ubuntu show a lot of interest in
helping with Trisquel or Debian (my choice of distributions) rather than
going for Ubuntu.

F.


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