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[3]: It's just a lens
by Gullible Jones on Sun 23rd Sep 2012 04:07 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: It's just a lens"
Gullible Jones
Member since:
2006-05-23

FOSS works fine on the desktop for single applications, or IMO even software collections like the GNU userland. What it doesn't work fine with is a huge agglomeration of software produced by different developers with vastly different ideas of what's sensible.

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RE[4]: It's just a lens
by moondevil on Sun 23rd Sep 2012 14:08 in reply to "RE[3]: It's just a lens"
moondevil Member since:
2005-07-08

FOSS works fine on the desktop for single applications


Can you give an example of a single FOSS desktop application that has a company with developers 100% dedicated to it, that makes money out of it?

Firefox, GIMP, LibreOffice don't count as the revenue source is not from the application they develop.

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RE[5]: It's just a lens
by Gullible Jones on Sun 23rd Sep 2012 15:46 in reply to "RE[4]: It's just a lens"
Gullible Jones Member since:
2006-05-23

No, but that's not what I'm talking about. I'm talking about software quality as far as the end user is concerned.

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RE[5]: It's just a lens
by JAlexoid on Mon 24th Sep 2012 08:18 in reply to "RE[4]: It's just a lens"
JAlexoid Member since:
2009-05-19

OpenERP.

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