And another Ubuntu convert!

Preston Kutzner shizzlecash at gmail.com
Sun Jan 25 04:25:37 UTC 2009


On Jan 24, 2009, at 4:21 PM, Rashkae wrote:

> Preston Kutzner wrote:
>
>>
>>
>> As a slight tangent to the original discussion:
>>
>> While I don't use noscript to prevent infection vectors while  
>> browsing,
>> it is handy to keep ads and tracking scripts from running while I  
>> visit
>> web pages.  Also, it is handy for sites like Linked-In where on  
>> systems,
>> it's javascript is so jacked up that some of its pages take  
>> *minutes* to
>> load.  It is also good for preventing those really annoying pop- 
>> over ads
>> (the flash ones that FF's built-in popup blocking doesn't catch).   
>> So,
>> there are reasons for people to use such plug-ins.  And as far as
>> annoyance is concerned, that's a relative argument.  I'd rather put  
>> up
>> with the "annoyance" of having to manually allow scripts for pages  
>> than
>> to be bombarded with useless advertising and tracking scripts while  
>> I'm
>> browsing.
>>
>
> For this purpose, I use 'yesscript'. it's the opposite of No script,  
> in
> that it uses a Blacklist to turn off scripts from annoying sites at  
> the
> click of an icon, but as a benefit, does not fark up your on-line  
> orders
> when you are trasported to a payment processor that requires  
> javascript.
> (as one example of many of ways that noscript can really mess you up.)

Interesting.  I'll have to check it out.  I know noscript has the  
option to turn on scripts for all sites, but then turn off specific  
scripts within pages.
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