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Ubuntu wants to slurp PCs' vital statistics – even location – with new desktop installs

JulieM Silver badge

Oh, Ubuntu .....

This sort of thing infuriates me because of the sheer mis-handling of it all.

It's probably a Good Thing if Canonical know what kind of hardware people are running, because it helps with tailoring the distribution to suit typical real-world scenarios. But this is a sneaky way of going about it, and makes Canonical look as though they are up to no good.

They could have been the first distribution to merge -dev files back into the main package to make it easier to build packages from Source Code. But instead, what we get is misplaced crap like this .....

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