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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RE: Comment by kurkosdr
by darknexus on Sun 23rd Sep 2012 13:53 UTC in reply to "Comment by kurkosdr"
darknexus
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If the money went partly towards improving X.org and partly towards improving Unity, I would give it a thumbs up. Hey folks, I thought funding an open source project through ads and search engine sponsorships was cool.
But unfortunately, the money will go only to Unity, which means Gnome and Unity will keep being based on the rotten foundation known as X.org.

+100. Not sure why this was modded down, as you're absolutely correct. X.org and the sorry state of Linux audio are the two reasons it's not viable for me as a desktop os. I wish it were, believe me. I know X.org has its fans but, to be blunt, while it might have some amazing features for the corporate world, on the home desktop it's a bloated unstable mess. The ALSA/Pulse combination… well, I just ate a good breakfast and don't want to spoil my appetite thinking about that ugly mess right now. ;)

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