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comment by tacocat

I uninstalled it and replaced it with Ublock Origin as per the recommendation of reddit. This is kinda shitty news but I hope the dev made a shit ton when he sold

am_Unition  ·  1329 days ago  ·  link  ·  

    I hope the dev made a shit ton when he sold.

The best part is that any market "valuation" of AdBlock plummeted as soon as the deal was brokered, like driving a new car off the dealership lot. If the anonymity was a tactic to deter this, it may end up backfiring when the buyer is revealed to be Satan.

Switching browser extensions is such a quick and easy process, and Ublock (which is just one amongst many other pieces of software) provides an immediately effective replacement.

Whoever bought it doesn't strike me as intelligent, but I've been wrong before.

tacocat  ·  1329 days ago  ·  link  ·  

The kind of person who knows they can block ads is the kind of person who pays attention to internet stuff. Whoever bought this thinking they could slide this by the users without the base noticing is a fucking idiot.

PirateBear  ·  1329 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Did the same earlier today, and it seems to block and run better than AdBlock to boot. I've known that uBlock is better for a while, but it took this and being linked to it to get me to switch.

Here is a Chrome link for the ultra lazy such as myself:

FuzzyWords  ·  1329 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I have been using uBlock Origin for some months and it's a lot better than AdBlock. I have installed it on Chromium and Iceweasel.

user-inactivated  ·  1329 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Yeah. I haven't looked into it myself yet, but if Ublock Origin supports Firefox on Linux, I'll swap the same on my pc first thing in the morning.

I'm actually kind of wanting to try out a new Linux distro. I like Mint, but it's kind of unstable, which is dumb cause I literally use it for Internet and word processing. Nothing else.

deepflows  ·  1328 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Origin supports Firefox on Linux just fine. I've been using it for a while now along with disconnect and noscript, no problems.

Mint has so far been super stable for me. What's misbehaving for you?

user-inactivated  ·  1328 days ago  ·  link  ·  

    Mint has so far been super stable for me. What's misbehaving for you?

The biggest issue I have is Firefox crashing on me about every other day, usually after a YouTube binge. I had the exact same problem with Chromium when I used to run that. I think in a single week of running Mint, I'll use Alt-F2 the same number of times I used the XKILL command the entire time I ran Crashbang.

tacocat  ·  1329 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I used Mint until Windows 10 fucked it up. I never had any problems and preferred it to Windows 8. But I prefer chlyamidia to Windows.

user-inactivated  ·  1329 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I haven't had a Windows box since XP. Seeing as how I don't use computers for anything fancy, I don't really miss it. Well, SD card, printer, and scanner capabilities without a hassle might be nice. Other than that though, I don't really miss it.

What distro are you using and how do you like it?

tacocat  ·  1329 days ago  ·  link  ·  

The Windows 10 update borked my Linux partition. I was excited to install a new multi million dollar OS over a volunteer one but I shouldn't have been. I was using some version of Mint for everything except scanning, including GIMP for image editing. I liked it just fine for web browsing but that's about it. Settings were at least less stupid than Windows.

I've been a Mac user since OS 9 but got scared my 2008 Macbook would shit the bed so I bought a cheap Dell cause that was what I could afford this go round. If someone wants to trade a recent Macbook of some kind for paintings, sculptures and a cheap Dell I can make that happen.

user-inactivated  ·  1329 days ago  ·  link  ·  

It's funny, you're the second person I've heard who has said a Windows 10 upgrade has borked their partition. I wonder if that's by some poor design on Microsoft's part.

Have you tried Elementary OS at all? I don't know if it had all of the features Apple OS, but at the very least it clones the GUI.

tacocat  ·  1329 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I have no idea what Windows did or how to fix it but I'll keep that OS in mind when I try to fix this shit storm. But I lost important files so recovery is the main concern

deanSolecki  ·  1328 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I just swapped ubuntu for fedora on my macbook air and the setup for that was super, super easy. With ubuntu I needed refind, but fedora shows up right in the OSX bootloader. On my desktop I use separate drives so I don't know how fedora plays with Win 10, but I think it is also pretty easy.

If you want easy install the big distros are probably your best bet. A live usb might help you with fix/recovery as well, including looking at the partitions and seeing what's going on (fedora's install has pretty straightforward tools for this.)