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: What... the... f***... :|
by Morgan on Sun 23rd Sep 2012 22:12 UTC in reply to "What... the... f***... :|"
Morgan
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2005-06-29

I actually agree with most of your issues, which is why I don't use Ubuntu for much of anything anymore. When I do I use Lubuntu and build up from there; it's a great starting point.

But a few things you said are a bit nonsensical. You said:

Switch from a shitty (literally) brown theme to another horrible looking theme that looks like a kid dumped purple and orange food colorings in a shallow pan of milk.


Honestly, if the default color scheme of an OS bugs you enough to stop using it, especially when it's an OS that makes it dead simple to change themes, you've got some serious personal issues to address. That's not an attack, it's simply an observation, and I think it was a poor choice for your rant. Again, just my opinion.

Okay, Canonical... who are you advertising those Kindle Fires to? Some poor AIDS and malaria patients somewhere in Africa?


That was a low blow and uncalled for. Those people have done nothing to you and should not be used as a pawn to make a silly point. But beyond that, Ubuntu happens to have a huge presence in the U.S., Europe and Asia compared to other GNU/Linux distros and it's those eyes they are targeting. I don't like the idea of the Amazon lens myself, but I'm not going to stoop to your level to make the argument.

And yet they'll keep that philosophy claiming that it's a "free operating system for everyone to use." You know, that "humanity toward others" nonsense.


That's exactly what it is, despite how we feel about the company behind it. Until the day Canonical stops using the Linux kernel and GNU utilities, stops giving out the source code, and stops giving away the OS for free, it will remain a free/Free OS.

Bottom line, just don't use it anymore. Recommend something else to your friends. Everyone else, just like you, is free to make up their own mind. ;)

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