Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 22nd Sep 2012 22:07 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu Ubuntu 12.10 will include advertisements for products on Amazon. It will look like this - if you search, product suggestions will pop up. This seems like a rather slippery slope to me, and I certainly wouldn't want this on my desktop, laptop, smartphone, tablet, or anywhere else. On the web - fine, I'm on your site, not mine - but my desktop is mine, and mine alone. Not that it matters - open source, someone will disable them. Biggest concern: does this mean my search queries get sent across the web?
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Soulbender
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2005-08-18

Fact is, the burden of proof is on the people who want to change, not on those who're happy with the current UI paradigm


There's actually no burden of proof on anyone. This is not a democracy, it's a private project.

do you really think those couldn't be added within the WIMP paradigm?


But...they are added within the WIMP paradigm. In Unity I still have Windows (with titlebars even), there are icons and menus and it till has full mouse functionality. It's just a different spin on, or layout of, the traditional WIMP paradigm.

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