Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 11th Dec 2012 23:12 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu "Perhaps most likely to raise some eyebrows is that Ubuntu 13.04 will let users purchase music or apps directly from the desktop Dash, without having to open a browser or a separate client." That's going to go down well.
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RE: Comment by Drumhellar
by nej_simon on Wed 12th Dec 2012 10:55 UTC in reply to "Comment by Drumhellar"
nej_simon
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2011-02-11

I see a big problem. Mostly when you open the dash you'll be looking for local files and apps, even if you are a frequent buyer of for example amazon downloads (and a guess is that most Ubuntu users aren't). So sending all queries to canonical's servers and downloading the results will just waste data traffic and battery 99% of the time.

Hopefully you can still just apt-get purge unity-lens-shopping in 13.04.

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RE[2]: Comment by Drumhellar
by Lennie on Wed 12th Dec 2012 13:05 in reply to "RE: Comment by Drumhellar"
Lennie Member since:
2007-09-22

Yes, you can do that.

Or go into the privacy settings to disable it as I understand it.

(but only for the default lenses, not for any self-installed lenses)

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RE[3]: Comment by Drumhellar
by Drumhellar on Wed 12th Dec 2012 21:48 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Drumhellar"
Drumhellar Member since:
2005-07-12

I think that setting disables all lenses from transmitting data over the web, which is lame if you have any of the other lenses installed that you might actually want to use.

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