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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Sodapop
Member since:
2005-07-06

You and Soulbender sound like perfect candidates for a Smart Phone or Tablet. A very small minority of people prefer this type of behavior on a Desktop.

Have you tried a Tablet or Smart Phone? Sounds like that's what you really need instead of a Desktop. Just saying.

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Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

A very small minority of people prefer this type of behavior on a Desktop.

You speak like you're some kind of authority on the subject. I doubt you are.

Sounds like that's what you really need instead of a Desktop.

I can't speak for anyone else but no, it's not what I need (or want).

You and Soulbender sound like perfect candidates for a Smart Phone or Tablet

Uh uh. Or maybe we just like when the OS gets out of the way and we can get things done quickly and efficiently. Maybe we're not afraid of change and actually like when technology evolve.

Just sayin'.

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Rehdon Member since:
2005-07-06

"A very small minority of people prefer this type of behavior on a Desktop.

You speak like you're some kind of authority on the subject. I doubt you are.
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Fact is, the burden of proof is on the people who want to change, not on those who're happy with the current UI paradigm: where are the usability studies showing that the Unity/Gnome Shell approach is better? where are the comprehensive test groups that I would expect for such important UI changes?

Point number two, I agree that the features you describe are indeed useful, at least for keyboard-oriented people, but was it absolutely necessary to make things so obnoxious for mouse-oriented people? do you really think those couldn't be added within the WIMP paradigm?

Rehdon

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woegjiub Member since:
2008-11-25

Touch interfaces are worse than the mouse.
the dash/hud bring the autocompletion and universal launching of the terminal and programs like vim to the desktop.

I actually find it more keyboard friendly than ratpoison, because I can launch files and access menus via search, which is far faster than tabbing through menus or autocompleting a directory to access a file.

I'm basically in it for the keyboard, is what I'm saying.

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