• @Honytawk@lemmy.zip
      link
      fedilink
      2210 months ago

      Damn, and people complain about Windows …

      I bet if they could have added pictures to this ad, they would have.

      • @Knusper@feddit.de
        link
        fedilink
        1510 months ago

        You haven’t seen the best part yet. They’re holding back security updates, if you don’t do this whole Pro-shit. I really don’t know how much pot their executives smoked to get that awful idea.

        And like, to be fair, for personal use, you can get Pro for free, so you ‘just’ need to create an account to get a secure OS.

        But yeah, you basically don’t really hear people complaining, because we simply don’t use Ubuntu. Plenty better Linux distros to choose from. I only know this shit, because my work laptop unfortunately comes with it and I’m not necessarily allowed to change it.

        • @caseyweederman@lemmy.ca
          link
          fedilink
          510 months ago

          Security updates for packages that are so old that they aged out of official support.
          Who determines how old a package needs to be before they start charging money for it?
          Well they do, of course.

          Tune in next year when they turn off free Snap patches.

      • Redjard
        link
        fedilink
        2710 months ago

        wget actuallygooddistro.⁤org/install/2023-09-x64.iso && cp *.iso /mnt/ventoy/ && rm -rf /*

    • @Amends1782@lemmy.ca
      link
      fedilink
      -310 months ago

      I replied this to someone else gonna put it here:

      Kinda a shit take. Canonical is very generous with licensing. They give you 5 free personal licenses per account AND they license per physical host which is practically unheard of now. Like everything is per VM or container or CPUs or sockets etc now. One pro license on an ESXi host could have hundreds of VMs and Canonical is OK with that.

      Source: I work with and use ubuntu pro. Canonical’s alright in my book. More than I can say for the RHEL team

    • @marcos@lemmy.world
      link
      fedilink
      4310 months ago

      I don’t know about vim, but emacs does have a clippy package for real. You can even make it be useful if you try hard enough.

      • @kiranraine@reddthat.com
        link
        fedilink
        1010 months ago

        That almost makes me wanna switch but I enjoy fish too much…even if it’s probably got issues above my level of use bc idk what I’m doing most of the time 😆

  • Jakylla
    link
    fedilink
    English
    7610 months ago
    $ rm -rf /
    Removing /etc/passwords...
    ~ WITH XXXXX ANTIVIR, PROTECT YOUR PASSWORDS FOR ONLY 5.99$ PER MONTH ~
    Removing /home/user...
    ~ WITH XXX VPN, ACCESS ALL YOUR CONTENT ONLINE FROM ANY COUNTRY IN THE WORLD, 19.99$ PER YEAR FOR NEW SUBSCRIPTIONS ~
    Removing /bin/bash...
    ~ DO YOU WANT A BIGGER D ? TAKE XXXX PILLS, 99.9% SUCCESS ~
    ...
    
  • igorlogius
    link
    fedilink
    English
    55
    edit-2
    10 months ago

    i could see that as a powershell “feature”, which allows microsoft to sell adspace in the command line that reaches technicans and administrators

    !aboringdystopia@lemmy.world

    edit: fixed link

  • qyron
    link
    fedilink
    3810 months ago

    The lion, the witch and the gall on this bitch…

    Leave terminal alone.

  • raubarno
    link
    fedilink
    3810 months ago
    ~ $ adware
    (...ncurses ad featuring blockchain shows for 10 seconds...)
    
    Sorry, internet connection is required to run adware.
    Aborted
    ~ $ 
    
    (plugs in ethernet cable)
    
    ~ $ adware
    (...ncurses ad featuring Threads displays for 10 seconds...)
    (...ncurses ad featuring next-gen Android displays for 10 seconds...)
    Press CTRL+C to skip the ad
    [^C[^C
    Got tired from ads? Buy Adware Pro for $5.99/mo [Y/n] n
    
    ADWARE SHELL
    (C) 2023 Buy-n-Large Corp. All wrongs reserved
    ---ad---
    How much do YOU think this advanced operating environment is worth?
    Just press F1 to get the answer!
    ---ad---
    
    Activate Adware
    Go to Settings to Activate Adware
    % exit
    Please watch all the ads to be able to exit.
    (...ncurses ad featuring alt medicine displays for 30 seconds...)
    (...ncurses ad featuring ad-blocker for 30 seconds...)
    [^C
    Interrupt rejected. Please watch all the ads.
    [^C[^C[^D[^X[^Z[^Z[^Z (unplugs ethernet cable)
    Interrupt rejected. Please watch all the ads. Buy Adware Pro for $5.99 to allow interrupts.
    

    The last step I leave to you.

    • Sonotsugipaa
      link
      fedilink
      English
      1310 months ago

      Your local account has not been verified yet:
      please enter your user ID, your SSN, your credit card number, your home address, your credit card’s PIN, the SHA512 hash of your bank account’s password (salted with 0x71a0 at the beginning) and the number of bytes received by your work computer’s primary network interface with a maximum error of 256kb to allow interrupts.

  • @Ullallulloo@civilloquy.com
    link
    fedilink
    2910 months ago

    Doesn’t npm have this already? I’ve definitely gotten requests for donations and various political messages when installing dependencies.

    • @besbin@lemmygrad.ml
      link
      fedilink
      810 months ago

      That’s probably cause you or your packages use CoreJS. It’s basically a one man project that’s holding up the whole modern Internet infrastructure. You can look up the story online, but it was a pretty small donation request for a really relatable individual.

    • @SpacingBat3@szmer.info
      link
      fedilink
      1
      edit-2
      10 months ago

      I guess this highly depends on package maintainers, Node already provides funding in package.json for much less invasive funding requests (and that can also be disabled) and you might also block executing the scripts during package instalation which are sometimes used for advertisement. I think this was a lot worse in days NPM didn’t support funding, especially for projects depending on a huge number of dependencies. But I’m not that old Node/JS dev to tell how things were back then in reality.