Canonical serves ads on Ubuntu motd

Ubuntu is often considered one of the best Linux distributions for Windows users who intend to change operating system because it is very “easy ”Distribution.

As it turns out, users switching from Windows to Ubuntu are experiencing something they are already familiar with: operating system ads.

A thread in reddit, which has already received more than a thousand likes, accuses Canonical of placing ads on motd. A screenshot confirms that Ubuntu is actually trying to send users to a link that appears next to the following message:

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Of course, this behavior is not something completely new.

Canonical has been doing this for quite some time now she The post on Ubuntu debugging platform shows that the first time users discovered motd ads was in June 2017 on Ubuntu 17.04.

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On the other hand, you can remove the ads yourself, as reddit user mralanorth explains in a post.

All you need to do is turn off motd-news.service and motd-news.timer systemd. Next you need to delete these files, depending on the version of Ubuntu you have on your computer:

/etc/update-motd.d/99-esm # Ubuntu 14.04 /etc/update-motd.d/10-help-text # Ubuntu 14.04+ /etc/update-motd.d/50-motd-news # Ubuntu 16.04 + /etc/update-motd.d/80-esm # Ubuntu 16.04+ /etc/update-motd.d/80-livepatch # Ubuntu 18.04+

Canonical has never mentioned anything about the specific ads included in the motd (message of the day) of the Ubuntu distribution.

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