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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Amazon?
by jburnett on Sun 23rd Sep 2012 01:11 UTC
jburnett
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2012-03-29

I think it is awesome that Amazon believes they can make money from this. Honestly, I'm hoping it works and both sides make money. If nothing else it would prove that not only hardcore computer nerds are using Linux, since most of us probably just open Amazon.com if we want something from their site.

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