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[4]: It's just a lens
by Soulbender on Sun 23rd Sep 2012 04:40 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: It's just a lens"
Soulbender
Member since:
2005-08-18

Freedom is removed from Ubuntu


Exactly how does this remove any freedom from Ubuntu?

they could learn a thing or two from the market segment leaders like IBM, Red Hat


Ah, so they should create an enterprise product that is partly closed source and relies on Windows?

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RE[5]: It's just a lens
by TM99 on Sun 23rd Sep 2012 04:54 in reply to "RE[4]: It's just a lens"
TM99 Member since:
2012-08-26

"Freedom is removed from Ubuntu


Exactly how does this remove any freedom from Ubuntu?

they could learn a thing or two from the market segment leaders like IBM, Red Hat


Ah, so they should create an enterprise product that is partly closed source and relies on Windows?
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So you admit that you too are confused when it comes to Open Source, Linux, and FSF? Not surprising as many are.

Relies on Window? In what universe does RHEL rely on Windows? They are interoperable in the Enterprise space but dependent and reliant? Where does IBM rely on Microsoft? Again, the Power Series with AIX & GNU/Linux are interoperable with Windows, but reliant and dependent? WTF are you smoking?!

Closed source? AIX is Unix not Linux but the Linux portion of IBM's services is Open Source. I run Scientific Linux which is from RHEL - in other words, Open Source. IBM & Red Hat know how to sell services and keep their divisions apart, make changes much more conservatively as any large business should, and are not run by 'personalities'.

Facts be damned eh, if it goes against your 'world-view' or chosen tech religion?

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RE[6]: It's just a lens
by Soulbender on Sun 23rd Sep 2012 05:08 in reply to "RE[5]: It's just a lens"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

In what universe does RHEL rely on Windows?


No, I am not confused at all. RHEV-M, a core component of RHEV, only recently became Open Source and freed from it's dependence on Windows Server.

Edited 2012-09-23 05:09 UTC

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