It’s true, RMS was right. The folks at LinuxBSDos.com are right. The world needs to use Free Software. “Superfish (the company) is an outfit that needs to make money, and VisualDiscovery is their main product. So the company is not going away any time soon. Just last year the company was voted 4th (out of 5000) on the list of fastest-growing private companies in America. Fastest-growing translates into â€œour product is red hotâ€, as in, very, very popular.
A real solution, a final solution, is one that does not involve the parties that caused the problem in the first place. And that solution is this: Find a good Linux distribution and install it over Windows. End of story. No more adware or other factory-delivered malicious software.” They write about millions of computers shipped by Lenovo including malware but that’s just one of millions of malwares out there sucking the life from people and their IT systems. Not only does Free Software work for users it doesn’t work for the bad guys like M$ and malware writers.
If your computer needs a bit of non-Free firmware to run devices like network interfaces, try Debian’s “unofficial” CD-images. Many computers have the possibility of adding a network interface that doesn’t require non-Free software, like some Atheros USB wifi devices.
You can even buy brand new PCs installed with only Free Software, right down to the BIOS or plug in a wired Ethernet card based on Realtek 8139 chips that work at 100mbits/s. There must be 50 ways to leave your slave-master.