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 moondevil on Mon 24th Sep 2012 09:19 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: It's just a lens"
moondevil
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2005-07-08

This is no desktop application, as it runs server side.

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RE[7]: It's just a lens
by JAlexoid on Mon 24th Sep 2012 13:15 in reply to "RE[6]: It's just a lens"
JAlexoid Member since:
2009-05-19

Then why am I using it as a desktop app?

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RE[8]: It's just a lens
by moondevil on Mon 24th Sep 2012 14:30 in reply to "RE[7]: It's just a lens"
moondevil Member since:
2005-07-08

No, you are using a browser that shows content created in a remote server somewhere. Probably with some parts generated dynamically on the browser thanks to JavaScript. This is not a desktop application.

As a vendor of such software I can make money out of you, by restricting on how your browser is able to access the server.

If you don't pay, there is no more server access to you.

This a complete different usage scenario from desktop applications, specially where the majority don't do any type of network access.

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