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Snapping at Canonical's Snap: Linux Mint team says no to Ubuntu store 'backdoor'
Well done them there developers at Mint. I said years ago that I thought Ubuntu was and had similar aims to Microsoft, in that it wanted to be "the one" and that all roads would lead to "them". Why swap one master for another I expounded. An folk replied but look at all the good Canonical is doing for penguins, an yes they certainly have generated interest and use of the penguin, but at what cost to freedom. How Canonical run Ubuntu is up to them they have that freedom and if folks wish to shackle themselves to their train they are free to do so. However if you value freedom you might be better of sticking to a distro that uses Debian or some other os rather than Ubuntu as its base.
Internet Archive Open Library
I did not even realise there was such a library with modern books. Thought the Internet Archive only had out of copyright books. Well worth a look though I have never tried to borrow a book as I have tons of books to read as is .
Seems like not everyone is happy with the library,
Publishers sue to shut down books-for-all Internet Archive for 'willful digital piracy on an industrial scale'