[sf-lug] Audacity brouhaha, the Flintstones meta distro
aaronco36 at SDF.ORG
Mon Jul 5 22:39:10 PDT 2021
Besides Bobbie S's SF-LUG post at  with the link to 'Audacity is now a
Possible Spyware, Remove it ASAP' , there are now also at least these
webpages concerning the current ongoing brouhaha with Muse's Audacity:
- Audacity's Desktop Privacy Notice from this Friday July 2nd, 2021 
- The Register's 'Not for children: Audacity fans drop the f-bomb after
privacy agreement changes' 
- Reddit's latest 'Audacity and all related' meta link 
- At least Reddit's 'Audacity spying on me' , '4 Solutions for
, and 'Open Source Audacity Alternatives' 
- GitHub 'temporary-audacity / audacity' project, a.k.a., 'Audacity Fork
without any Sentry Telemetry or Crash Reporting' 
Anyone else want to add anything more on this?
Latter 1/2-title is alluding to the Town of Bedrock of the 1960's animated
TV series The Flintstones .
Quoting Bobbie Sellers <bliss-sf4ever at dslextreme.com> from :
> Well you can read this review of Bedrock Linux at the following URL:
> Bedrock ain't ready for prime time yet but it is an interesting attempt
> to deal with Linux distribution fragmentation. It takes an installed
> Linux and converts it to it own special format adding a division called
> strata. Then you can add strata until you have every tool you can
> find of interest from every distribution which you install to subsequent
> strata. Seems to be systemd dependent from the list of compatible
> distributions but maybe that could be overcome.
Now quoting Comment 8 from DistroWatch  'Bedrock Linux sounds cool
but...' (by Bobbie Sellers on 2021-07-05 06:32:06 GMT from United States):
It is interesting I but is it ready for casual use? I rather doubt it.
If it was easy to find as a download I might even try the beta in
VirtualBox but I did not spot the .iso file or .img file in much too long
an exploration of its site reading introductory material but finding no
By the way I have tried Qubes but I found it confusing as I lose the
ability to multitask a bit more every day.
Better news is the fresh release of PCLinuxOS 64 2021 iso files.
But will get back to you on that.
In any case and re: "the fresh release of PCLinuxOS 64 2021 iso files", it
seems from references  -  that PCLinuxOS is in a sense continuing
to mirror more popular distros such as Linux Mint by having two
pretty-desktop ISO offerings and a single lightweight desktop offering;
KDE,Mate,XFCE for PCLinuxOS and Cinnamon,Mate,XFCE for Linux Mint.
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