Shuttleworth Comes Out Swinging in Defense of Ubuntu 12.10 Amazon Integration

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Engelsstaub

SERIOUSLY, people:

"sudo apt-get remove unity-shopping-lens"

...without the quotation marks in Terminal. You're Linux-users: you're supposed to know shit and make your computer work for you, not wait for Canonical or Redmond to do (or don't do) everything. You can even install whatever pheckin' UI you want. You KNOW this because you're Linux-users.

F__k's sake. I'm primarily a Macintosh user and I know how to do shit from Terminal. Be the semi-computer literate users you're supposed to be and stop expecting Shuttleworth to constantly take your whining requests. Or send him a check for half the price of an OS and ask him to send you a PDF on basic use of Terminal in Debian-based Linux OSes.

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wordofmousecomputer

That's it. Open source ad free operating system is going down the drain. I understand they have the right to make money but they're definitely loosing that privilege they've had for years to be able to say free computing for all. What a shame.
At www.wordofmousecomputer.ca, I've been computer coaching senior citizens for years. When they're not already or not "addicted" at all to Windows, I install Ubuntu on their PC. They've always found it more intuitive, and it's even getting better with the latest versions. So keep out the good work, Canonical, but if you hear me, please keep the normal user out of your business agreements. We need free spirited people in the computer business!
wordofmousecomputer

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dtanderson

I have no problem with this. They put work into and release this OS for free. I think that they have the right to make money as long as they are not covering my desktop or constantly popping up ads. They display some ads/product placement in searches, Google does it :)

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maxeeemum

Even though as of now Ubuntu is still the most used Linux distro it's numbers are going down. Unfortunately Canonical has chosen to ignore its users and go with the "Unity" UI. A User Interface that is very similar to "Metro". Now M$ will see a similar backlash over Windows 8 because they are ignoring their users. Both with the attempt to make more money.

As for me I've been using Linux Mint since version 4 as my main distro. Mint listens to its users! It's a shame to see Ubuntu losing it's way like M$ is doing with Win8.

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dandoz

I think it's unfortunate that the techies flock to Mint and Gnome Classic because they want to hold on to a GUI that is a modified copy of Windows 2000.

Poor Ubuntu. Unity has got better as of late. And it makes more sense to me than MacOS Mountain Lion or Windows 8.

I'm writing this on Ubuntu as I speak. But the techie hatred for Unity remeans unabated. And no matter how human it is, Linux is still a techie toy...

sent from my Ubuntu desktop

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Ledoubleu

"most important man in all of Ubuntudom" - lmao

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jedisamurai

I love Amazon....but I don't use Ubuntu....

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Andrew.Hodge

Meh, Mint is better. Sorry, but Ubuntu just doesn't cut it for me anymore.

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livebriand

Nice try, but you have to let me disable that or GTFO.

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Engelsstaub

sudo apt-get remove unity-shopping-lens

Give that a try in Terminal. It should be just that simple.

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Peanut Fox

Software developers got to eat. Unbuntu's community should look to see if another avenue would be ideal. Funding development through a Kickstarter, or people donating in larger numbers. If they reach the goal then bye-bye Amazon search. Otherwise the users don't really care about it and are just making noise.

These search results are all about money, and frankly Canonical's has to pay the bills some how.

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DoctorX

well then billionaire Shuttleworth should put more money back into Ubuntu.

Nice try, try again.

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Peanut Fox

Was it, or did I just get a bite?

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GreenTurtle

Doesn't matter... They lost me at unity...

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DoctorX

i hate unity. I hate gnome3. I like my classic desktop.

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dgrmouse

Same here. I'm troubled, too, by the statement, "Erm, we have root." Good computer security revolves around the principle of least privilege, and I don't in fact trust Canonical, or any other vendor, any further than I absolutely must.

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