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Re: [LUG] Adverts


On 18/01/17 08:59, Lists via list wrote:
I hate adverts. Let me be more accurate, I hate having adverts thrown at
me when I am concentrating on something else. On TV for instance when
the ads appear I turn off the sound. I do understand that ads can be
useful when I am looking for something in particular. It is just having
them thrust at a time when I am not in that 'search mode' that annoys me
so much.

I have a laptop computer as a spare, my main one being a desk top. I
have seen a few comments recently about Linux Lite as a distro worth a
look. So I thought that I would give it a once over.

However, when I opened its main web site I was greeted with the
information that I am running an ad blocker. Correct. If I want to look
at the site I must disable it. No chance. They claim that they are
"currently losing 42% of our income due to Ad Blockers". That seems a
very accurate percentage. How can they be so sure?

I also found via another site that to install Lite I need to have legacy
mode switched on in UEFI. Again, no chance. So goodbye Linux Lite.

I have come across this request to turn off any ad blockers before, but
never on the main web site of a Linux distro. What a pain.

Comments anyone?


You might investigate MythTV and Fast Forward over the adverts. I avoid all adverts in this way whilst recognising that would ruin the financial model if everyone followed suit.

Who needs Live TV ?



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