View Poll Results: Do you find application histories useful?

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  • Useful

    7 53.85%
  • I like my privacy.

    6 46.15%
  • ... incriminating.

    0 0%
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Thread: Application histories... friend? or FOE.

  1. #1
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    Default Application histories... friend? or FOE.

    I don't think any explanation is necessary.

  2. #2
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    Default Re: Application histories... friend? or FOE.

    Quote Originally Posted by cisforcojo View Post
    I don't think any explanation is necessary.
    I do. What do you mean by "application histories"? As in the history of applications' formation?
    I will not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. ... Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain.

  3. #3
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    Default Re: Application histories... friend? or FOE.

    Yes, that's exactly what I meant.

  4. #4
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    Default Re: Application histories... friend? or FOE.

    I voted Useful... there is one But (or is that butt? ) : There need to be good and working options to set to clear out history as pleases.

    Cheers,
    Wj
    Have a lot of fun!

  5. #5
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    Default Re: Application histories... friend? or FOE.

    Is is just me or is there an implication in the wording of this poll that if you don't find histories useful, you're probably trying to cover your tracks because you were doing something you know you shouldn't have been doing??

    Histories are useful... unless you trying to do something bad/evil.

  6. #6
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    Default Re: Application histories... friend? or FOE.

    Quote Originally Posted by cjcox View Post
    Histories are useful... unless you trying to do something bad/evil.
    There is also some mid ground here, like avoiding clutter.
    Have a lot of fun!

  7. #7
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    Default Re: Application histories... friend? or FOE.

    Magic31 wrote:
    > cjcox;1840461 Wrote:
    >> Histories are useful... unless you trying to do something bad/evil.

    > There is also some mid ground here, like avoiding clutter.
    >
    >


    True... and the whole privacy (not because I'm doing something
    bad) issue. I was just saying it "felt" like the issue
    centered more around the "bad" or "evil"... I could be wrong.

  8. #8
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    Default Re: Application histories... friend? or FOE.

    I find them useful.

    If I found some information on a website and didn't save the bookmark, I could just go and find it from the history tab.


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  9. #9

    Default Re: Application histories... friend? or FOE.

    Hmmm... well, I still live at home, so sometimes it can be a little embarassing if your brother or sister or parent is standing next to you, and one of your stored history items or search results shows up...
    and then they see I visited sites with LINUX info and videos! :-O

    See what I mean... not incriminating, but still can be annoying.

    A computer account that you use is not a somethiong that is only visible to you... and it might have stored some pretty sensitive stuff (love letters to Suse etc...)

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