This is the result of a discussion we had about which operating system is the best to run. When we run (free) operating systems like Ubuntu are we actually getting freedom? Because OS’s like Ubuntu come with inbuilt spyware which Canonical use to “improve the quality” of their product. While it is true that we can disable it, or build our own Ubuntu without the unnecessary applications should we continue to use it?
Although Canonical has promised the removal of web results and spyware that they put in their OS, it still has a few Non-Free aspects to it, which is again our own choice to use or not, keep or not keep.
While there are truely free OS’s like Debain or Fedora, beginners find it hard to use. Not entirely true as it is generally a hangover from their previous windows experience.
What are your thoughts on the same?