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[9]: It's just a lens
by JAlexoid on Mon 24th Sep 2012 16:33 UTC in reply to "RE[8]: It's just a lens"
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Then this GTK Client is a fiction of my imagination.

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RE[10]: It's just a lens
by moondevil on Mon 24th Sep 2012 18:21 in reply to "RE[9]: It's just a lens"
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I failed to see there is a desktop client at all.

The home page online has screenshots of the "application" running inside safari.

Me as a prospective customer am presented with the options Online Demo and Subscribe & Start.

I though downloadwould be for the server application.

So I wonder how much money they make on the desktop application vs the online access.

This is not a company that only sells desktop software.


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RE[11]: It's just a lens
by JAlexoid on Tue 25th Sep 2012 07:41 in reply to "RE[10]: It's just a lens"
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Regardless of how you spin it now, it fulfils the requirements in the original comment.

It's desktop.
It's developed by people that spend 100% of their time on only that application.(Yes they are a group of people in that company, but they work on the desktop client 100%)

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