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: What... the... f***... :|
by Soulbender on Sun 23rd Sep 2012 03:45 UTC in reply to "What... the... f***... :|"
Soulbender
Member since:
2005-08-18

Move the window manager icons on left

Oh noes.

Remove the GIMP

Hmm,I can see gimp right there, install-able from the software center. Doesn't look removed to me.

Announce ditching the X Window System for the still far from proven Wayland.


It's an announcement that they want adopt wayland early and when it's ready. Oh my, what a horrible thing to do. You may have noticed that it hasn't happened yet.

Switch from a shitty (literally) brown theme to another horrible looking theme that looks like a kid dumped purple and orange food colorings in a shallow pan of milk.


You do know that different cultures favors different colors, right? Personally I've always liked the earthy Ubuntu colors. It's a design choice, it doesn't have to suit everyone. Sure beats the billions of boring blue/gray color schemes out there.

But really, this has already crossed the line of "ridiculous" a while back...


You must be talking about your own comments.

Note, I didn't mod you down.

Okay, Canonical... who are you advertising those Kindle Fires to? Some poor AIDS and malaria patients somewhere in Africa?


Wow. Just wow. I'm sure that wasn't intended to sound as judgmental as it did but still.

Edited 2012-09-23 03:45 UTC

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UltraZelda64 Member since:
2006-12-05

Hmm,I can see gimp right there, install-able from the software center. Doesn't look removed to me.

I knew that one was coming. Here, let me clarify what I meant in a more complete explanation. I admit I was a bit vague on what exactly I meant, and it was too late to update the post:

"Remove the GIMP, without providing a decent, suitable alternative in its place on the standard installation disc."

Yes, it's in the repositories, always has been. It's a simple "sudo apt-get install gimp" away for anyone who knows how and wants to use the command line. Hell, it's even somewhere in the software center as you mentioned (I would hope so, considering the software center is just a glorified GUI for the package management system, dumbed down for people who don't know Linux).

But should a regular user be forced to go out of their way to install, of all things, a bitmap image editor? F-Spot or whatever it is was *not* a suitable replacement. It is an image organizer/library application that wants you to make copies of all your pictures in a another directory just to use it (no thanks, I have a file system and don't want copies of my pictures all over the place), and it offers no real bitmap creation/editing support.

And don't try to say that crop, rotate and remove red-eye provide proper, complete image editing functionality.

It's an announcement that they want adopt wayland early and when it's ready. Oh my, what a horrible thing to do. You may have noticed that it hasn't happened yet.

Just as they "adopted" Unity when it was "ready"? Note the sarcasm.

You do know that different cultures favors different colors, right? Personally I've always liked the earthy Ubuntu colors. It's a design choice, it doesn't have to suit everyone. Sure beats the billions of boring blue/gray color schemes out there.

Hey, if you like the color of dirt, mud and shit, by all means, enjoy yourself. You might just be one of the few people who has less post-install configuration to do.

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Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

"Remove the GIMP, without providing a decent, suitable alternative in its place on the standard installation disc."


Who cares? Why does the default install have to come with a bitmap editor? Most people don't need a bitmap editor and if/when they do it's easily install-able. That's what important. Besides, considering GIMP's godawful UI pretty much ANYTHING is better for the average use case.

Just as they "adopted" Unity when it was "ready"? Note the sarcasm.


Unity is their own project, Wayland isn't. Besides, you seem to put an awful lot of importance in something that hasn't even happened.

Hey, if you like the color of dirt, mud and shit, by all means, enjoy yourself


Good job insulting everyone, which happen to be a large part of the non-western world, who like different colors.

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