On Thu, 2012-07-12 at 23:12 -0500, Ted Gould wrote:
> On Thu, 2012-07-12 at 17:42 +0100, Colin Watson wrote:
> > On Tue, Jul 10, 2012 at 02:19:21PM -0500, Ted Gould wrote:
> > > I'd agree that it's an extreme situation, but technically any connection
> > > would be. For instance, my ISP or company would have a high likelyhood
> > > that I'm running Ubuntu by watching for this. For those who are
> > > concerned, I don't believe the alternate installer does this check.
> > I'm not sure that counts because there is significant top-down pressure
> > to stop supporting the alternate installer.
> Interesting, I wasn't aware. Personally, I'd support a feature of the
> standard installer to put it in a silent mode. I don't think it should
> be a check box, but as perhaps a "Ctrl+P" type thing. Then we can argue
> about whether it's "Privacy Mode" or "Paranoid Mode" ;-) That way those
> who really care would be likely to know it, but it wouldn't complicate
> the more standard installs.
Installing without having the network cable plugged in would be a better
way of doing this...I'm pretty sure the installer does other network
stuff besides the initial network connectivity check that can be used to
determine if you're installing Ubuntu.