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 04:25 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: It's just a lens"
Gullible Jones
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2006-05-23

BTW, have you ever tried Solaris for x86? It's proprietary (again) but freeware for personal use. Oracle probably puts a lot of effort into QC for it, and it has several advantages Linux (like being much more secure by default than 90% of distros last I checked). Honestly no idea what it's like on the desktop though, or what sort of hardware support it has.

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RE[4]: It's just a lens
by Lennie on Sun 23rd Sep 2012 23:01 in reply to "RE[3]: It's just a lens"
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2007-09-22

Who cares about Solaris anymore ? The fork is open:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-zRN7XLCRhc

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