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  • LemmytoMemes@lemmy.mlts moment
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    2 months ago

    No, you should have the freedom to use it if you want. All I’m saying is that you can’t really call TeamSpeak a better alternative, when they’re both just as bad (they’re both proprietary). If you’re looking for a better alternative, consider using Mumble, it’s FOSS.



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    2 months ago

    I may not read the source code of every tool I use, but even if the average user doesn’t read the source code, having it available for inspection by others in the community increases security, trust, and overall software quality. All a user really has to do is look at the license of the software they use, typically a GPL or similar license, and consider how reputable it is. Not only that, but if you’re on Linux already, you can just get most of the software from your distro’s repositories.






  • Lemmytolinuxmemes@lemmy.worldReality check
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    2 months ago

    They’re owned by a for-profit company, they collect data on you by default, they’ve already had privacy issues in the past, and they include non-free software by default. I would rather have a beginner start off with Debian or Trisquel. We shouldn’t be trapping people into these distros because then they’ll potentially get too comfortable and not make the switch. This is coming from someone who did start off on Ubuntu. Sure, it’s more convenient, but we should be teaching people to value freedom over convenience. Even if the data collection is minimal, it’s still data.