We have saved Linux on the desktop from the old and curmodgeny and bad Linux distributions! Hooray!
Oh? Not being able to easily install malware was a *feature* of those distros? Hah! Don't be silly. Just install spotify and we'll blast some tunes to drown out the sound of those gentlemen diligently carrying your private data off into that van over there.
@xerz correct, but at no point am I required to stop telling people that it's dumb and using it is a bad idea
@xerz they aren't thinking it through. It's better to call users to question the software they use than to accomodate laziness. Educate, don't accomodate.
@xerz all this whining about the anti-flatpak et al attitude driving users away is ridiculous
Of course it's driving users away. That's the point. I'm not going to roll out the red carpet for spotify et al just because they have users. Getting users is easy, it does not legitimize you or give you a pass to do harmful things.
@xerz "if you want to make the best for as many people as possible"
I don't want to do this. These goals are incompatible. I want to make the best possible thing, period. People can be taught why it's good, but accomodating people who want something bad makes the thing worse.
I was going to be polite about it, but reading some of your other comments here, nah, we can be blunt here. You are projecting a “I know better than you do, stupid” attitude that is basically the same thing Apple does and every bit as pretentious.
You are advocating for less freedom here, in the same of security. Where have I heard that before? Some guy wants to install spotify or whatever, its none of your damn business, its their system, not yours. Run your system however you want, and if they run afoul of their decisions then its on them, and you can smugly give them a “I told you so” if you please, but the decision to risk using a proprietary program isn’t yours to make.
Dude, I am with you and so much of it, right until you want to dictate what people can do on their systems.
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