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    Phoronix: It Will Be A While Before Canonical Opens Up The Ubuntu Software/Hardware Survey Data

    Landing just prior to the official Ubuntu 18.04 "Bionic Beaver" release was the controversial Ubuntu software/hardware survey functionality. When announcing their plans to incorporate an optional survey process into the installation process, Canonical said they would be making this survey data public. They are doing so, but it will be a while before it's accessible...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...Survey-Results

  • #2
    Lol!
    Of course they will share it from day one with Microsoft and other paying third parties, but the non-paying users will have to wait and believe the uncertainty of opening it up.
    This is typical Canonical, the black sheep of open source community!

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    • #3
      I think it's good that they are saying they are doing it. Let's see in six months if we have a reason to be angry at them.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Danny3 View Post
        Lol!
        Of course they will share it from day one with Microsoft and other paying third parties, but the non-paying users will have to wait and believe the uncertainty of opening it up.
        This is typical Canonical, the black sheep of open source community!
        without enought users what the point of survey? most of users only go to ubuntu 18.04 after first point release in 4/5 mounths, they should do this, since is the only way to see what users use or not. Without such surveys linux desktop will continue a piece of garbage in most systems, without proper dual graphics support, not good in laptops, etc because the open source community bosses are old or use apple produts at home

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Danny3 View Post
          Lol!
          Of course they will share it from day one with Microsoft and other paying third parties, but the non-paying users will have to wait and believe the uncertainty of opening it up.
          This is typical Canonical, the black sheep of open source community!
          Who cares? Right now the data is negligible. Automatic updates for 16.04 installations will roll out with 18.04.1 in about - half a year? Anyway, feel free to use another distribution and stop ranting.

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          • #6
            Sniff, well, atleast they'll get to gather more data. Think of how it would look if they only had a data set on only tens of thousands or a hundred thousand. Not everyone will switch to 18.04 imidiatly.
            Desktop Environment poll:
            https://www.phoronix.com/forums/foru...de-do-you-like

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Danny3 View Post
              Of course they will share it from day one with Microsoft and other paying third parties,
              None is going to pay for the kinds of data they are collecting, it's completely useless outside of its intended purpose (hardware/software installation statistics of Ubuntu users), and less-than optimal even for its purpose.

              Did anyone tell you that only Sith deal in absolutes?

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              • #8
                Originally posted by andre30correia View Post

                without enought users what the point of survey? most of users only go to ubuntu 18.04 after first point release in 4/5 mounths, they should do this, since is the only way to see what users use or not. Without such surveys linux desktop will continue a piece of garbage in most systems, without proper dual graphics support, not good in laptops, etc because the open source community bosses are old or use apple produts at home
                I think Linux is a piece of garbage in most systems because of crappy, unintuitive interfaces like Gnome 3, not because of drivers.

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