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[OMGUBUNTU] Online Shopping Feature Arrives in Ubuntu 12.10

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Amazon shopping results have been integrated into the Unity Dash of Ubuntu 12.10.

The feature comes a day after news that Ubuntu were adding Amazon and Ubuntu One Music web-apps as default items on Unity launcher.

Canonical says that the feature ‘extends what was already introduced in the Music and Video Lenses’ by offering ’a “more suggestions” results category …to searches performed from the home dash.’

The boon for them is that they get a small % cut from every purchase made through the Dash (or the web-app mentioned yesterday), as Oliver Ries explained on the Ubuntu Development mailing list yesterday:

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unity-shopping-results.jpg

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Anything that gets Linux more views etc. and more downloads in the end and ultimately users is good. Large corporations backing open source movements like this is great.
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Whilst I will not use this function I can see that there are people who will use it, and it is good that a large company like Amazon is recognizing Linux.
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But is it surprising some of if not most Linux enthusiasts consider Ubuntu a sellout? I mean, integrated ads, really?
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But is it surprising some of if not most Linux enthusiasts consider Ubuntu a sellout? I mean, integrated ads, really?
*that you can look up and don't appear if you dont want them to and can be removed as it is open source software
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For anyone who wants to remove them:
Code:
sudo apt-get remove unity-lens-shopping
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Man this is OT but I installed 12.0.4 on a spare rig and man is it outstanding!
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Man this is OT but I installed 12.0.4 on a spare rig and man is it outstanding!

Don't forget to try out other distros and DEs too! You may find you like one of them better. But at least you know you have one to fall back into. Isn't it nice to know you're not stuck with something?

I'm neutral on this one. But hell, if the ads don't slow down or invade privacy without me setting what they can know then why not.
     
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Man this is OT but I installed 12.0.4 on a spare rig and man is it outstanding!

I've been using it myself actually and I quite dig it...

I tried Mint too. Liked Ubuntu better.
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I've been using it myself actually and I quite dig it...
I tried Mint too. Liked Ubuntu better.

I much prefer Mint to Ubuntu, I really don't like Unity and Mint comes with more software pre-installed.
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