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Offline GoinEasy9

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TuxMachines Noticed
« on: 2021/02/24, 06:30:40 »
Guess I'm not the only one who still looks at DistroWatch 
 
http://www.tuxmachines.org/node/147682#comment-28392     
   
And it comes with a 2 videos!!!   
   
« Last Edit: 2021/02/24, 07:00:36 by GoinEasy9 »
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Re: TuxMachines Noticed
« Reply #1 on: 2021/02/24, 19:45:39 »
Ha ha -- "died three years ago" -- he obviously never checked this forum! There are many signs of life here!   ;D
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Re: TuxMachines Noticed
« Reply #2 on: 2021/02/24, 22:04:08 »
I watched that DistroTube video. He says some things which are incorrect, most glaringly "Digikam is a webcam program"!
I breezed through several other of his videos too. He seems to have done very little research on some, particularly distros that are not Arch. More clickbait than fact and I posted a comment on one where he claims Mozilla are against a free internet where the blog post he based it on is just decrying the proliferation of lies and misinformation. I expect to get flamed for that as most of the other commenters say they are boycotting Mozilla on his say-so. It's pretty crazy as the only practical way to abandon Mozilla is to go with a Google-based browser - out of the frying pan and into the fire!  ??? ::)

DistroTube is now on my do-not-watch list.

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Re: TuxMachines Noticed
« Reply #3 on: 2021/02/27, 15:10:28 »
His mention of a hope for return of #! (CruncBang)  seemed about a decade old also.   #! was a one man show.   Absolutely delightful on an EEE901 but those days are gone and it has a successor in BunsenLabs for stable with Openbox with a #! flavour.     

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Re: TuxMachines Noticed
« Reply #4 on: 2021/05/04, 09:50:23 »
sunrat said "It's pretty crazy as the only practical way to abandon Mozilla is to go with a Google-based browser - out of the frying pan and into the fire! "

Have a look at Brave, yes based on Chromium but some interesting features and privacy focused, they are also developing their own search engine, developed by ex Firefox CEO. I have used Firefox almost since it came out but have been using Brave for a couple of months and can't see me going back.

https://brave.com/

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Re: TuxMachines Noticed
« Reply #5 on: 2021/05/04, 14:35:23 »
Mozilla bashing is fashionable these days. Just ignore it.

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Re: TuxMachines Noticed
« Reply #6 on: 2021/05/04, 15:20:54 »
Mozilla bashing is fashionable these days. Just ignore it.
I prefer Brave bashing. Not open-source and they have a very strange business model. Even if it was the best browser (it's not imo) I wouldn't use it because of their ethics. They allow you to block ads and then can insert their own for "Brave rewards".

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Re: TuxMachines Noticed
« Reply #7 on: 2021/05/04, 18:51:11 »
Fair enough use which browser you prefer but just get the right information to base your decisions on. Brave is as open source as Firefox see here even Mozilla says . I also think you have misunderstood their business model it seems as open and more ethical than others. All the features can be enabled or not as you wish.

https://www.mozilla.org/en-GB/firefox/browsers/compare/brave/

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Re: TuxMachines Noticed
« Reply #8 on: 2021/05/05, 01:07:15 »
OK apologies about the open-source bit, I must have been confusing it with some other Chromium-based browser. I still think their replacing of the content creators' ads is sleazy.
A major concern of mine is that with the rapid rise of Chrome and it's offspring there will come a day when there is no choice but to use them. Google has far too much power and influence already.

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Re: TuxMachines Noticed
« Reply #9 on: 2021/06/20, 23:13:05 »
I prefer Brave bashing. Not open-source and they have a very strange business model. Even if it was the best browser (it's not imo) I wouldn't use it because of their ethics. They allow you to block ads and then can insert their own for "Brave rewards".
For anyone interested in more details on that, here's quite a good read: https://ebin.city/~werwolf/posts/brave-is-shit/

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Re: TuxMachines Noticed
« Reply #10 on: 2021/06/21, 11:21:26 »
A bit of an unsubstantiated rant but to be fair at  the start of the article he says  "I’ve received a ton of responses on Reddit (I didn’t post it, but it got quite viral). And I’ve been proved wrong on some statements"  which unfortunately seems to sum up the quality of his research.

I am happy using Brave , I use the nightly and am now part of the trial (invite only) for their search engine, all seems good at the moment.
https://www.wired.co.uk/article/brave-browser-search