I thought I'd escaped from this sort of crap when I shifted to Linux,
all those years ago. I've just started up smplayer and got a pop-up
saying "you can support SMPlayer by sending a donation or sharing it
with your friends," with buttons to donate with paypal, and so something
with facebook or twitter.
tim@localhost ~]$ uname -rsvp
Linux 3.16.6-200.fc20.i686 #1 SMP Wed Oct 15 13:48:38 UTC 2014 i686
All mail to my mailbox is automatically deleted, there is no point trying
to privately email me, I will only read messages posted to the public lists.
George Orwell's '1984' was supposed to be a warning against tyranny, not
a set of instructions for supposedly democratic governments.