Jerry McAllister jerrymc at
Tue Jun 2 18:24:42 UTC 2009

On Tue, Jun 02, 2009 at 07:44:46PM +0200, Wojciech Puchar wrote:

> >>I mean things like sending private data to someone else, scanning for
> >>other programs i have on disk, my addressbook etc.
> >
> >YES!    This is the biggest of the three things I have against MS
> >and one of the main reasons for using FreeBSD and other Open Source
> >software as much as possible.
> But i'm not agains micro-soft. If someone want to pay and be
> controlled - his problem.
> Today micro-soft doesn't even hide with this!! So it's clear - you pay big 
> brother and he does well the job he's paid for!

I am, -- on my machines.
What someone else does is there problem unless it spreads to
my stuff.

> >(ps. The other two are the quality of MS systems and MS business practices)
> I didn't mean microsoft but any commercial software.

I know, but I picked that as my example.


> Actually i just switched from opera to firefox for similar reasons.
> I DO NOT say that opera doing such things, but i'm not sure it does not.
> Every minute or so when i use opera is starts lots of disk I/O and slows 
> down. It do so no matter if i'm loading some pages or do just nothing.
> It wasn't happening with older versions, but with that
> opera-9.64.20090302

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