Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 11th Dec 2012 23:12 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu "Perhaps most likely to raise some eyebrows is that Ubuntu 13.04 will let users purchase music or apps directly from the desktop Dash, without having to open a browser or a separate client." That's going to go down well.
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RE: All who bash Ubuntu...
by r_a_trip on Wed 12th Dec 2012 14:21 UTC in reply to "All who bash Ubuntu..."
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No, just no.

We (people who care and see this as the wrong move) won't stop criticizing harebrained ideas. Even if some computer users, to stupid to know better, go ooh and aah over an advertisement capable of launching programs, it doesn't mean that people, who know better than to infect computers with shady adware, shouldn't try and protect the less smart from themselves.

A "start menu" is not a webshop. Canonical shouldn't be busy to muddle these two concepts together, so they can mooch off a bit of affiliate revenue. Canonical needs to start to sell real products (where are the dedicated Ubuntu branded phones, tablets and laptops?) and not these parasitic manoeuvres to become an unnecessary middle man. Canonical doesn't add anything substantial to online shopping by pulling it into their "start menu".

Don't try to counter with "convenience". Promoting brainrot by allowing people to stop thinking is not innovation, it is insanity.

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