[lubuntu-users] Google NOT as default homepage

Mark F azdays15 at gmail.com
Tue Dec 6 15:05:31 UTC 2016


On Tue, Dec 6, 2016 at 5:05 AM, Ralf Mardorf <ralf.mardorf at alice-dsl.net>
wrote:

> In short, Jane Doe wants Google, she anyway does use facebook, twitter
> and orders from amzon, she *doesn't care* what Richard Stallman thinks
> about Ubuntu spyware and she *doesn't care* if some software she installed
> phones home or not.


Does she even know?

I doubt she knows what root access is, and prefers other people not
imposing their tedium with the default "sudo" command. (wink)

I think this is an education challenge. Someday it will be important (when
the AI superintelligence has more authority). But, in scroo's defense,
we've already established that we don't wait for the user to be educated.

I still wish there were post-install configurations to choose from. I've
never understood the all-or-nothing approach to these matters. A simple
"welcome" screen like Mint utilizes, It could list various scripted
configurations (like minimal resource usage; minimal and maximal privacy).
These could simply be links to wiki pages describing what to do. I.e., it
wouldn't have to be scripted.

I think that would foster a big-tent environment (instead of either/or
debates where both sides believe they are unequivocally correct -- and the
other side entirely wrong).

To spare everyone the humiliation of disagreeing with me: I worked with
punch cards. :)
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