By Darren Allan an hour ago Operating systems
Flicking the switch on the data hoover…
Source: URL: Tech Radar 2018-02-16
( emphasis added )Will Cooke, Ubuntu Desktop Manager at Canonical, explained that this is happening because the company wants to work on the elements that matter most to Ubuntu users, and the data collected will help the firm decide what to focus on going forward.
That data will include the version of Ubuntu being installed, basic spec of the PC – CPU family, memory, disk size, GPU, display resolution, manufacturer – along with details of the third-party software selected, and time taken for the installation, among other information.
as I've mentioned on other occasions: I'd favor the LMDE version of MINT becoming how we do MINT.