Okay, okay, I see what is happening here. A poster calls me a thief and everyone suddenly starts posting again, as if somehow my thoughts about Ubuntu have now been invalidated and you smell blood.Fred Barclay wrote:In fact, just look at RHEL. There's nothing wrong with charging for Linux as long as you make the source code available. (That's the 5-second version, anyway). We're lucky Ubuntu gives the .iso's away instead of forcing us to compile all the source code ourselves.Neophyte wrote: How is this counter to "what Linux is supposed to be about" at all? They aren't charging you for downloading it nor are they closing the source code.
If any of you purposely wish to use spyware, have a good time with it. Why not just use Windows? Windows is compatible with a lot more varied programs, games, applications, etc... and is more widely used and supported, so, just use it. Windows spies and snoops on you just like Ubuntu does, so, why not? Oh yeah, because one form of spyware, Ubuntu, is free. I get it. Why pay for spyware when you can download it for free? Although you are nagged and begged for money, it's still free.
Some of you need to get away from feeling as if you have to be the guardian angels/watchdogs for Ubuntu and attack anyone who dare besmirch it's name in your presence. Linux Mint, though based on Ubuntu, is not Ubuntu. You aren't required, in order to use Mint, to slather Ubuntu with inordinate amounts of praise whenever you feel it has been "insulted."
When and if Mint starts treating it's users like ATM machines at the feet of Amazon and who knows who else, I'll move on from it too. And guess what else? I'll "insult" Mint too, no matter how many hearts it breaks.
http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/ubuntu-spyware.en.html This person, even though he isn't really important like the creator of Ubuntu, thinks I am right and all of you are wrong.