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[6]: It's just a lens
by darknexus on Sun 23rd Sep 2012 14:33 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: It's just a lens"
darknexus
Member since:
2008-07-15

$100 dollars for a license that never runs out, is supported for 10 years (works out at about $10 a year ... and you call that expensive).

Well, since most computers come with Windows anyway, it's a non-issue for most consumers unless they want to upgrade.

The cost argument is negligible given the amount of time, you have support.

Support, eh? Where is this support you mention? The last time I wanted to report a problem I found in Windows there was nothing but an auto-reply email.

I still have my original XP and 2000 licenses and they still work and install fine. $100 is a pittance.

2000 always will, though good luck finding updated apps that'll still install on it without some manual effort. As for XP… well, we'll see if it still installs and runs just fine once Microsoft takes the XP activation servers offline. ;)

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RE[7]: It's just a lens
by Lennie on Sun 23rd Sep 2012 21:06 in reply to "RE[6]: It's just a lens"
Lennie Member since:
2007-09-22

It is pretty hard to find hardware that will work with Windows 2000, for Windows XP the same will happen in a couple of years.

I see some people clinging to their Windows XP, they don't like Windows Vista, Windows 7 and especially not Windows 8.

I think their only long term option is to but Windows 7 now before you can't buy that anymore.

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RE[7]: It's just a lens
by lucas_maximus on Mon 24th Sep 2012 07:12 in reply to "RE[6]: It's just a lens"
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

Dunno,

KB, Updates etc etc.

Support isn't just first line support crap, oh well.

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RE[7]: It's just a lens
by lucas_maximus on Mon 24th Sep 2012 12:43 in reply to "RE[6]: It's just a lens"
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

You are aware you can still go to Microsoft.com for Windows 98 updates?

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