update-manager --no-focus-on-map ??

Liam Proven lproven at gmail.com
Wed Jan 6 00:54:14 UTC 2016


On 5 January 2016 at 07:26, rikona <rikona at sonic.net> wrote:
> Do you know what privacy issues result from using the chrome engine in
> opera?


Yes. None at all.

It's just some FOSS source code that Opera uses.

You are _far_ more at risk using such an out-of-date browser.

Programs cannot arbitrarily update themselves on Linux. Installing
packages requires superuser permission.

So while Linux apps might have a "check if I am the latest version"
option, it's just vestigial. It does something on Windows or Mac OS X,
but on Linux, you should be installing things from the package
manager. You add the repository for the app you want, then you install
it with apt-get or the Software Centre or whatever you prefer to use.

Not from a menu option inside the app!

Besides, you're being overly paranoid about Google. It's one of the
more harmless companies in tech. Apple, Microsoft and Oracle are all
far nastier.

If you want to try the Google browser engine with no embedded
phone-home code that might tell Google what you're searching for or
something, then there is Chromium. It's the FOSS code that Chrome is
built from, but Chromium has no Google monitoring, no Flash player, no
proprietary bits at all.

Opera has been built from the same code for 2-3y now.

You need to replace Opera 12 *NOW*. Today.

If you like Opera, fine, stay with it, but add the repos, get the
current version and stay on the current stable version.

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