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[4]: It's just a lens
by Soulbender on Sun 23rd Sep 2012 22:29 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: It's just a lens"
Soulbender
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Is it even possible?

Yes.

how do you know

Because Unity is open source. One way or the other it will always be possible to remove that feature.

Can't you see any difference between commercial ADS [externally submitted] and internal system architecture/technology [which is also free/libre]?


In terms of choice they're not different. Every distro makes a number of different design and policy decisions. Being ad supported is just another decision and it's in no way against what Linux is all about.

how on earth are lenses even close to systemd or sysv init scripts?


They're all software.

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