> I thought I'd escaped from this sort of crap when I shifted
> all those years ago. I've just started up smplayer and got a pop-up
> saying "you can support SMPlayer by sending a donation or sharing it
> with your friends," with buttons to donate with paypal, and so something
> with facebook or twitter.
SMPlayer is OK, first start opens
and that's it.
I've seen that before, the first running of a new version doing that,
which is somewhat annoying, in itself, as it does allow a kind of user
tracking. I turned off its check for updates feature, for that reason,
as well as it being that my updates would not be coming from that
source. But today's pop-up window was a new one.
tim@localhost ~]$ uname -rsvp
Linux 3.16.6-200.fc20.i686 #1 SMP Wed Oct 15 13:48:38 UTC 2014 i686
All mail to my mailbox is automatically deleted, there is no point trying
to privately email me, I will only read messages posted to the public lists.
George Orwell's '1984' was supposed to be a warning against tyranny, not
a set of instructions for supposedly democratic governments.