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 Morgan on Sun 23rd Sep 2012 21:57 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: It's just a lens"
Morgan
Member since:
2005-06-29

They were outed a few days after the big changes were made. A couple of the senior members admitted they not only don't want any new users, they would be perfectly happy to drop down into obscurity and close up the forums if possible. They apparently want the OS to become a members-only club where only the leetest of the leet are allowed in.

There was a minor backlash but I think most of the people against the changes sucked it up and kept using it anyway, and the rest did like me and dropped the project altogether.

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RE[7]: It's just a lens
by Gullible Jones on Mon 24th Sep 2012 04:00 in reply to "RE[6]: It's just a lens"
Gullible Jones Member since:
2006-05-23

Shit. That doesn't sound good. ;)

But if their intent is to slide into obscurity, then by all means let them have it. Me, I'll pick some other distro.

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