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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by ilovebeer on Mon 24th Sep 2012 15:50 UTC
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2011-08-08

Ubuntu coming with targeted advertising crapware pre-installed directly? Not vendor injected, but as an actual part of stock Ubuntu? .....Now that's funny.

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