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[6]: All who bash Ubuntu...
by lucas_maximus on Wed 12th Dec 2012 21:52 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: All who bash Ubuntu..."
lucas_maximus
Member since:
2009-08-18

And what is your criteria on validity about such practices? It seems you like to say it is wrong and you don't really ever say why?

Edited 2012-12-12 21:55 UTC

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RE[7]: All who bash Ubuntu...
by r_a_trip on Wed 12th Dec 2012 22:46 in reply to "RE[6]: All who bash Ubuntu..."
r_a_trip Member since:
2005-07-06

If everything is a tradeable commodity, even privacy and personal life, one has to wonder at what point you stop being human and start becoming another raw material.

Do we have to publicize every ounce of our being human to satisfy the unquenchable thirst for money?

Some will say yes, but I deem the cost too high.

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lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

What a load of rubbish.

You can choose to have the adverts displayed or not, you can choose to have searches displayed or not. If you really don't like even disabling it ... you can use the myriad of ubuntu spin-offs like mint which are actively supported.

Don't make something into a moral crusade when it isn't. There are far worse things happening in the world, and Ubuntu putting a Kindle like experience into their OS isn't one of them.

Edited 2012-12-13 00:21 UTC

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RE[8]: All who bash Ubuntu...
by zima on Sun 16th Dec 2012 14:09 in reply to "RE[7]: All who bash Ubuntu..."
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

If everything is a tradeable commodity, even privacy and personal life, one has to wonder at what point you stop being human and start becoming another raw material.

When we weren't just another raw material, ultimately? You have effectively ~2 slaves, working for you in the so called developing world - so between the ~3 of you, a majority; theirs is a more typical human condition.

"privacy and personal life" seems a bit like a first world problems, in that light.

Edited 2012-12-16 14:11 UTC

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