And another Ubuntu convert!

Derek Broughton derek at
Sun Jan 25 15:59:13 UTC 2009

Rashkae wrote:

> Preston Kutzner wrote:
>> 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.)

Thank you.  That sounds much more useful.

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