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Re: Ok......on the Ubtunu Installer tracking subject.
« Reply #15 on: February 21, 2018, 07:39:35 am »
Humm! I guess you guys misunderstood me slightly... I'm not an Ubuntu hater  ;) or else I wouldn't be here.
Here's how I would like it to be...
During installation a dialogue box would open asking "Would you like to share ... with us .... to help us improve your experience and future versions of Ubuntu? If so, please agree with ...Thank you!"
I would then gladly share whatever but, I don't like that it's enabled by default.

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Re: Ok......on the Ubtunu Installer tracking subject.
« Reply #16 on: February 21, 2018, 07:55:45 am »
Humm! I guess you guys misunderstood me slightly... I'm not an Ubuntu hater  ;) or else I wouldn't be here.
We're sure you don't!  :)
We all love (and love to hate) Ubuntu. You can even not like the default Ubuntu and still love "any"buntu.
I agree with you that the best approach would be to invite users to contribute with their data (and I guess that's exactly what they'll do - maybe in some fine prints?). Nevertheless, IMO Ubuntu is being very clear and open on what they're doing, and that's good.
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Re: Ok......on the Ubtunu Installer tracking subject.
« Reply #17 on: February 21, 2018, 11:50:31 am »
Opt 'in' would be a non starter .. nobody would select it, and the entire exercise goes down the pan .. in fact they'd probably end up with less data than they do now.

Point is they told you about it, and are giving you the option to 'opt out' at any time you choose .. the rest is just semantics.

I personally (if I used Ubuntu) would have no problem with it being "opt out" as long as the data is anonymous and the option is CLEARLY displayed.

Anyone who's too damn lazy to read the Ubiquity notes during installation is probably too damn thick to be making Linux installation decisions in the first place .. Linux has ALWAYS been about presenting you with the options and allowing you to decide, defaults are as irrelevant as people whinging about a default wallpaper, just change it.

BTW, I'm not aiming this at you pin, you're entitled to your opinion and you're being fair, balanced, and articulate with it .. more some of the daft comments I've seen on YouTube. ;)
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Re: Ok......on the Ubtunu Installer tracking subject.
« Reply #18 on: February 23, 2018, 05:17:45 pm »
Here's an update: https://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2018/02/ubuntu-data-collection-in-18-04-upgrades

Looks like it will be "opt-in" after all.

Edit: I was mistaken. It will be "opt-in" basis only for upgrades. Sorry everyone.

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