@distrotube having proprietary software is not bad, I mean, everybody loved deli because they pre-install steam. If you don't want some software pre-installed, go ahead, install arch or Debian. Actually, both debian and arch have proprietary software in their repos and no one (just the FSF) gets upset.

Those are some fair points. I prefer things be as foss as possible but understand in some cases there are no viable alternatives.

However with office software, libreoffice is viable so I would rather encourage people use that and make something like freeoffice OPT-IN. People that seek refuge in linux do so mostly to try to get away from proprietary software as much as possible.

@juacq97 @distrotube there is a difference between proprietary software being on a repo and installing it as standard, that is another thing entirely. As for steam being installed as standard only steam fans would be happy, surely? I get the point in the video but I would be happy to just uninstall it.

@juacq97 @distrotube
"Shoved down our throats" huh? This is a complete overreaction. Many distros have included proprietary software for some time, I'm not sure what the big deal is here.

It is not being shoved down your throat. If you don't like it, don't use it. You can still switch to LibreOffice.

But proprietary software is optional on Debian and requires a different image to come bundled with
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