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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by stabbyjones on Sun 23rd Sep 2012 08:05 UTC
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I can see why canonical forked debian and over the years it makes sense that a business would do these things.

Why does everyone feel such an unwarranted self importance over their os? I used ubuntu, then as i learn't more i dropped it for debian. I didn't like the way things were changing and i felt software freedom was more important than corporate backing.

Obviously anyone who feels that corporate interests don't fit in Linux should probably look at alternatives as canonical is a business. They really don't owe you anything.

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