[ubuntu-studio-devel] How wide spread is Linux spyware?

Ralf Mardorf ralf.mardorf at alice-dsl.net
Sat Jul 11 19:28:33 UTC 2015

On Sat, 11 Jul 2015 14:02:58 -0400, lukefromdc at hushmail.com wrote:
>4: go to about: config, enter the names "google"  "facebook" and
>"twitter" and delete all URL's except for any blacklists you may have

I don't remember what to disable in about:config at the moment, but
disabling "block reported attack sites" and "block reported web
forgeries" in the preferences and deleting URLs in about:config isn't
enough. I know somebody who tested Firefox regarding recurring Google
issues. Likely I'll forget to ask him, but I try to keep it in mind.

On Sat, 11 Jul 2015 14:04:20 -0400, lukefromdc at hushmail.com wrote:
>Thanks for the update about Ardour. That tells me never to install it
>in a network-connected machine.
>>On Fri, 10 Jul 2015 13:03:13 -0700 (PDT), Len Ovens wrote:
>>>I do not know how intrusive it is, but Ardour checks for new 
>>>I do not know if this is just the ardour.org binaries or the
>>>debian/ubuntu versions as well.

I also try to remember this and next time a new version is provided by
Arch, I will not upgrade and run Ardour4 to see if Ardour build from
source does also check for upgrades. Arch likely more often will update
Ardour than Ubuntu does.

At the moment both distros use the same version.

"Package: ardour3 (4.1~dfsg-1)" -

Arch Linux (rolling release that follows upstream)
$ pacman -Q ardour2 ardour
ardour2 2.8.16-1
ardour 4.1-1

More information about the ubuntu-studio-devel mailing list