[ubuntu-uk] Worrying article

Steve yorvik.ubunto at googlemail.com
Mon Apr 9 18:20:36 UTC 2012

On Mon, 9 Apr 2012 15:16:31 +0100
Colin Law <clanlaw at googlemail.com> wrote:

> On 9 April 2012 14:37, Alan Bell <alan.bell at libertus.co.uk> wrote:
> > On 09/04/12 11:20, Steve wrote:
> >>
> >>
> >> The problem is not with the journalist but, Ubuntu.  The explanations as
> >> to what is going on with these settings can best be described as vague.
> >>  Until Alan's explanation I wasn't sure what they're for.  I've submitted a
> >> bug #977106 to LP if people would like to add to it.
> >>
> >>
> > well apart from tossing in the word "zeitgeist" (which nobody really
> > understands and would be called jargon or gobbledygook geek stuff by most
> > people) I don't really see what my explanation added over the default text
> > that is on the screenshots and there to be read. What was the bit I said
> > that was helpful compared to what is there already?
> I think that your comments made it clear /where/ the information is
> being stored (on the PC not off on the internet somewhere) and /why/
> (for the users convenience not for snooping purposes).  You may think
> that these things are obvious but that is not necessarily correct.
Thanks Colin, that's what I was trying to say.
I've been at my parents today and showed it to them to see what they thought.  They're both Ubuntu users but rarely fiddle with settings.  To say they were baffled would be an understatement.  They really weren't sure what was being recorded and benefits it had.  The relationship of the two buttons in the Recent Items tab also baffled them.  Did the RH button save things for an hour, day, week, etc. or was that what the LH Delete History button deletes.  I'll add this to the bug and thanks again to Colin for his excellent explanation of the problems on the bug thread.

Steve <yorvik.ubunto at googlemail.com>

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