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 windowshasyou on Sun 23rd Sep 2012 14:41 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: It's just a lens"
windowshasyou
Member since:
2011-05-14

"Instead we'll see Canonical join Mandriva, Xandros, Linsprie and the rest on the scrapheap of history"

Don't taunt me. I'd love nothing better than to see Ubuntu and Arch go that route.

Edited 2012-09-23 14:43 UTC

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RE[4]: It's just a lens
by Gullible Jones on Sun 23rd Sep 2012 15:50 in reply to "RE[3]: It's just a lens"
Gullible Jones Member since:
2006-05-23

Hey, don't be hating Arch. Arch at least says it's a bleeding-edge volunteer effort. And the community is actually helpful. ;)

Edited 2012-09-23 15:50 UTC

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RE[5]: It's just a lens
by darknexus on Sun 23rd Sep 2012 20:02 in reply to "RE[4]: It's just a lens"
darknexus Member since:
2008-07-15

Hey, don't be hating Arch.


I didn't used to, until their most recent round of "upgrades." What'd they fuck up the filesystem structure for, which completely broke my system? Why bother with systemd when they actually had something that worked before? Whose brilliant idea was it to move all libraries into /usr/lib, breaking any multi-partition setups? I guess they did what most people in Linux land do: If it actually works, let's break it so we can have some fun. Meanwhile, the rest of us have a life.

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