Ubuntu has always been one of the Linux distributions that attracted users the most, both older ones and the latest. Simple and straightforward to use, it shows how Canonical understands it should be an operating system.
Not many situations are known that have made Ubuntu users displeased with what is offered, but a new one has emerged. This Linux is showing publicity, something that was not expected to be displayed.
Being the almost obvious choice for anyone who wants to migrate from Windows to Linux, Ubuntu has remained free of any advertising or sponsorship. Canonical, the company responsible for its development, has been able to keep this project exempt.
Advertising featured on ubuntu motd?
Recently shared information shows that this scenario may have changed. A post on Reddit shows that Ubuntu has been showing advertising on motd (Message Of The Day), the Information displayed at the start-up of the user’s account.
Even on the console, where only text is displayed, advertising is being displayed, apparently to some services. Of course, the biggest user was unhappy with this apparent change, which was not reported.
Situation that is not new in Canonical Linux
Although it seems like a new situation, the truth is that similar situations had previously been reported in Ubuntu, in this case in the server version. Already in 2018 had appeared similar messages on Reddit, to account for advertising to be presented.
Already before, in 2017, also such a situation was also reported, this time in the ubuntu bug system. What is it Shown, the information present in motd was focused on Canonical and the operating system itself. Already here the discontent was great.
Of course, there is a way around the presentation of this information, as it is explained here. However, they did not expect Canonical to follow this path with Ubuntu, a system that the company has been able to keep away from such situations.