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[3]: It's just a lens
by r_a_trip on Sun 23rd Sep 2012 18:16 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: It's just a lens"
r_a_trip
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They could have just asked their users for donations to keep the train rolling. That is working fine for Mint.

Then again, Canonical pretends to be a business and not a millionaires plaything, so selling users to Amazon is more business like...

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