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Ubuntu wants to slurp PCs' vital statistics – even location – with new desktop installs


Re: User needs

My Dad is almost 80 and a great grandad. Besides Linux, he also has a Mac and Windows 7 (safely disconnected from the network of course). His old system76 was about to give up the ghost, so I ordered him a new bare bones and gave him a link to the Ubuntu ISO. Not wanting to fuss with BIOS settings and such, he went to Fry's to get a teenager to install it for him for $50. Afterwards, I had him install the full development toolkit:

sudo apt-get install build-essential dos2unix unix2dos

With that he is in full business

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