Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 21st Feb 2013 20:48 UTC
Google It's turning out to be a bit of a crazy week for cool new products, isn't it? We already got Ubuntu Touch Preview for phones and tablets, then we got the new PlayStation 4 yesterday, and today Google surprised us all by launching the Chromebook Pixel. Google's first laptop appears to be a stunning machine - just don't ask who the hell it's for.
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by Bill Shooter of Bul on Thu 21st Feb 2013 22:12 UTC in reply to "..."
Bill Shooter of Bul
Member since:
2006-07-14

Not at all, there are a range of chrombooks that will allow for them to spy at more modest prices. /jk

I wouldn't really trust anyone to not spy. Windows 8 really wants you to login to your own computer with a "Microsoft account" and send all of the websites you visit to them so they can make sure they are safe. Ubuntu has the whole global search thing turned on by default.

I'm pretty sure that anyone who has the means to spy on you, is.

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by Hiev on Thu 21st Feb 2013 22:19 in reply to "RE: ..."
Hiev Member since:
2005-09-27

At least with Windows 8 I can opt out.

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by ricegf on Thu 21st Feb 2013 22:50 in reply to "RE[2]: ..."
ricegf Member since:
2007-04-25

As you can with Ubuntu.

But I have no idea how you would opt out of providing usage data to the provider of a web app-centric operating system, since you are generally using their servers to run your applications and store your data. (I know Chrome supports off-line mode, but the whole point of Chrome as I understand it is to run web apps.)

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by lucas0 on Fri 22nd Feb 2013 15:18 in reply to "RE[2]: ..."
lucas0 Member since:
2012-04-20

And how can you know that Windows 8 doesn't spy anything you do? It's closed source software, you have to trust them.

I'd rather thrust Google than Microsoft.

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