So many people complain when I cover Deepin Linux. Why don't I see the same level of complaining & ignorant xenophobia about Linux laptop favorite Lenovo?
You know, that company that secretly installed freaking rootkits on their laptops. Oh, you forgot about that? :D
@killyourfm Lenovo didn't create something like Lenovo Linux
@killyourfm This is a great point that I see people in the Linux community gloss over.
I don't really know why some people think so. It's all open sourced, right? You can check it for spyware and if you're not a tech person then you can be sure that someone checked it, or will do so.
@killyourfm I didn’t know about this Lenovo issue. Good to know though, thank you! :) I don’t think people should be biased based on where the product comes from, but I think a “trust, but verify” standpoint should be taken with all hardware and software vendors. This is a major benefit for open source software. We can verify :) And such a beautiful and compelling distro is worth the trouble of verifying. :)
@killyourfm Classical xenophobic witch-hunt..
@killyourfm I got so annoyed by the paranoia of Chinese companies that I went and bought an Honor (owned by Huawei) phone when my iPhone fell apart.
I've asked before to see the evidence of Chinese backdoors in the products but no one seems to be able to provide any.
@killyourfm I've never understood that willful ignorance. that said, I'd like to see some kind of audit or testing of Deepin before I were to put any important data in it.
@killyourfm Why? Because Americans are racist about Asians in general and scared from the Chinese in particular (which is extra cultivated in mainstream media).
In the case of Lenovo:
1.Favorite only because they took over the IBM PC division (Thinkpad brand) and nobody likes their new stuff since the *30 series.
2. Nobody cares about hardware. When it comes to OS on the other hand, then you get the usual tribal bullcrap.
@killyourfm Not only once! Lenovo got cought THREE times shipping their computer with rootkits and/or malware.
"Lenovo Caught (3rd Time) Pre-Installing Spyware on its Laptops"
"Lenovo Caught Using Rootkit to Secretly Install Unremovable Software"
"Lenovo Shipping PCs with Pre-Installed 'Superfish Malware' that Kills HTTPS"
"Lenovo used shady 'rootkit' tactic to quietly reinstall unwanted software"
There's a lot of reports on the web if you search for it. :)
@killyourfm I love Deepin and love the coverage you do because it's easier for me to see what features are new that get me excited to try it out on my Laptop.
@mollusk Thank you!
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