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    By the way, this is a part of what Ubuntu motd contains now:

    • Check out 6 great IDEs now available on Ubuntu. There may even be something worthwhile there for those crazy EMACS fans ;)

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      The Ubuntu Blog advertising proprietary software? I hope they got paid for it at least.

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        Wouldn’t want all those crazy Stallmanites hanging around calling them on advertising non-free software, which you can get from their new package manager that caters to for-profit companies.

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          The word “emacs” doesn’t even appear in the listicle so I suppose it’s just clickbait.

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          update-motd seems like it could be useful if it only ever showed important messages (“Please update the xeyes package immediately to avoid the EYEFORK vulnerability, see http://forkbleed.panic for more information”). Showing clickbait will quickly make people immune to reading motd, missing the real messages.

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            Heh, I wonder what the author of https://deadmemes.net/2010/10/19/fear-and-loathing-in-debianubuntu-or-who-needs-etcmotd would say to this latest travesty.