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51  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: The end of FreewareBB on: January 25, 2013, 01:30:54 AM
Sad to see when sites like this unable to survive because of fundings.
52  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Software that sounded useful, so you bought it, but then... on: January 04, 2013, 07:10:38 PM
I found many good programs from the small companies and developers better. Unfortunately it is the big brands that were not good with support and feature updates.
53  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Canonical now joins Microsoft and Apple in tracking users of its OS on: January 03, 2013, 04:22:52 PM
We are talking about linux modded by ubuntu, nothing is official for ubuntu. Their kernel is debians child. Their apps are written by other developers. Unity is fork of Gnome 3. Also Myunity is hosted on launchpad (canonical property) for program, bugs hosting and bazaar, also supported under official LTS repo. Besides that they also offered option of turning off the feature, which you can't compare with MS and apple. I don't understand how we are treating canonical on equal footing like MS. If we can treat canonical as spyware then adding adsense ads on any blog also makes that site spyware host, no? Google collects personal data while serving ads, just like amazon.
54  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Parallella, the $99 supercomputer on: January 03, 2013, 03:54:43 PM
No, I mean if you consider the product for recurring earning, that part of scaling is very low. It's not like apple boxes, where there is profit to be made from every official hardware parts. Not that I want restriction like that but just saying that It becomes harder once you multi-continent with sales.
55  Special User Sections / N.A.N.Y. 2013 / Re: NANY Thoughts from Developers? on: January 03, 2013, 03:50:59 PM
I am thinking about porting some of skwire's coding snacks to linux. Maybe before next years NANY. I don't know how many I can do but that is definitely in my list.
56  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Canonical now joins Microsoft and Apple in tracking users of its OS on: January 03, 2013, 03:49:26 PM
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They could have made it opt-in.

They did, there is an option in System settings for turning off amazon lens. Also you can completely remove via myunity or the terminal.

If you're asking for that opt-in during installation, I give you that they didn't provided but there is setting in the system settings pane for that.
57  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Canonical now joins Microsoft and Apple in tracking users of its OS on: January 03, 2013, 03:16:03 PM
I do agree that tracking search queries and user behavior is bad. But how many linux users stop using Google for the same reason? Using linux with some ethics and then pointing browsers to Google that does the same like amazon, makes no difference. I don't think they do see this point, so on what stance they say that canonical is not allowed to use amazon search? (We know amazon tracks data just like google and canonical is helping them do that for profit).

The same doesn't apply for their usage of Google because they like it or got used to it etc. I would hold arguments from linux community with much respect if they call "spade a spade" and put every similar card in same line. Especially RMS and EFF when they are making claims out of thin air.

I think RMS and EFF painted canonical in much darker shade using Media. That said, people moving to ubuntu out of consumer frustration and paranoia are smart already to avoid such affiliate links and stuff. Calling it Spyware (fsf reference) and user tracking corporation (Eff reference) is exaggeration, IMO.
58  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Canonical now joins Microsoft and Apple in tracking users of its OS on: January 03, 2013, 12:53:41 PM
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You need to open a terminal and issue a command (sudo apt-get remove unity-lens-shopping) which virtually guarantees 90% of the people using Ubuntu under Unity will never do so.


TBH, people using unity and ubuntu are smart enough to use this hack and this hack is used in myunity and official option of turning off amazon search. So I don't think people will ignore that.
59  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Parallella, the $99 supercomputer on: January 02, 2013, 07:17:40 PM
99 bucks computers are not much scalable for manufacturer.
60  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Ubuntu Linux smarthphone coming this year? on: January 02, 2013, 07:14:15 PM
More open devices the better. Helps keep people away from brand frustration and monopoly. KDE tablet is coming too.
61  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Mockup and Wireframing Software on: December 29, 2012, 11:07:56 AM
I am in search of Wireframe, Stencil and mockup design softwares. I only found pencil project (free) for now which fits my needs. I will add more If I find anything worthy.


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Pencil is built for the purpose of providing a free and open-source GUI prototyping tool that people can easily install and use to create mockups in popular desktop platforms.

http://pencil.evolus.vn/

62  Special User Sections / Site/Forum Features / Re: Testing waters for radical dc ideas - feedback wanted on: December 21, 2012, 04:10:57 PM
Don't start all over again just for the focus. Keep few things focused on new forum software and give less public (non logged in) attention on other projects. Swith to IPB If you can.

See as well if DC can have section for attracting new developers with their software and you can seriously split the developers who want to offer deals and sales with the one that are introducing their own software.
63  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Want to run Khan Academy Offline? Introducing KA Lite! on: December 21, 2012, 12:16:30 PM
It would be good if they come up with offline USB drives or some disks. Nothing beats these storage media's yet. Internet streaming can be slow in many parts of the world.
64  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Facebook floating the idea of charging $1 per "prioritized message" on: December 21, 2012, 12:15:24 PM
Looks like system similar to Mailing list providers. Only thing is that they are letting strangers to send message to you. It's like bribing your apartments security guard to let salesman knock your door.
65  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: 21st December 2012...Why it won't happen...(Nibiru/Planet X) on: December 20, 2012, 06:45:37 AM
66  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Instagram can sell your photos, but you won't get paid or told. on: December 18, 2012, 11:38:29 PM
Well google is doing that with the image search for quite some time. Check the new image search update, they are making it harder for the image owners to get credit and more easy for the people to grab images from other sites with interaction between gogole and surfer and no credit to the original site owner. This type of update doesn't make it any different than instagrams policy.
67  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Renegade: A Hero In Our Midst on: December 18, 2012, 11:47:15 AM
 thumbs up
68  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: The Myth of the ‘Post-PC Era’: Why tablets and smartphones will never replace... on: December 18, 2012, 11:16:39 AM
Watching movies and playing games isnt good with tablets. And by games i mean something like horror game or where you feel the game.
69  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: App to Lose Weight on: December 15, 2012, 02:20:16 PM
 cheesy
70  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Cyber Cody & Zombie Cody...My mrs is slightly...odd? on: December 13, 2012, 11:23:49 PM
 thumbs up awesome win
71  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Is new Ubuntu 12.10 spyware? on: December 11, 2012, 05:34:31 AM
I pointed out the deal between Google and AVG for the ads. From the consumer end, this is all I am capable of doing. I am not sure what else that you're expecting me to do here with real documentation, if any are ever revealed to consumers.
72  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Is new Ubuntu 12.10 spyware? on: December 11, 2012, 04:56:53 AM
My point was about using the affiliate and ads in the search.
73  Special User Sections / N.A.N.Y. 2013 / Re: NANY 2013 PLEDGE - Contractor's Work Log on: December 11, 2012, 02:16:14 AM
 thumbs up Thanks I'll give it a shot.
74  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Is new Ubuntu 12.10 spyware? on: December 11, 2012, 02:09:59 AM
That's what we call to AVG and similar other AV which are now taking over affiliate links on pages.
Hmm? That's something that's completely escaped my attention - got any (reputable) sources on this?

I don't know if it's reputable for you : http://online.wsj.com/art...d=WSJ_qtpressrel_pressrel

75  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Is new Ubuntu 12.10 spyware? on: December 10, 2012, 05:24:14 AM
If ubuntu is spyware for using amazon affiliate ID, what about firefox? I think GNU/FSF is exaggerating a bit here with word - "spyware". They want better ecosystem but I don't think thats not a good choice of word. Adware fits better for ubuntu and firefox. That's what we call to AVG and similar other AV which are now taking over affiliate links on pages.
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