Canonical Wants to Collect Some Data from Ubuntu Users to Improve New Releases

By Softpedia News (Marius Nestor)

Canonical’s Director of Ubuntu Desktop Will Cooke announced today that the company wants to implement some data collecting mechanism in future releases of Ubuntu Linux to improve the things that matter most to users.

The information Canonical’s Ubuntu Desktop engineers need to improve certain aspects of the Linux-based operating system about includes users’ setups, installed software, Ubuntu flavor and version, network connectivity, CPU family, RAM, disk size, screen resolution, GPU vendor and model, as well as OEM manufacturer.

In addition, the company says that it needs to know your location, yet it promises to not store IP addresses of users. Other information that would be collected includes total installation time, automatic login info, selected disk layout, LivePatch enablement, and if you choose to install updates or third-party software during installation.

“We want to be able to focus our engineering efforts on the things that matter most to our users, an… (read more)

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