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Old 09-23-2012, 10:20 PM   #1
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LXer: Shuttleworth defends Ubuntu Linux integrating Amazon


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Canonical is integrating Amazon search results into Ubuntu Linux and some users hate the idea so Ubuntu founder Mark Shuttleworth explained why he approved it.

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Old 09-24-2012, 01:39 AM   #2
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This is not cool, but it's easy to turn off. "apt-get remove unity-lens-shopping".

Seems fine by me.

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Old 09-24-2012, 07:20 AM   #3
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Intriguing: "Don’t trust us? Erm, we have root. You do trust us with your data already".
 
Old 09-24-2012, 08:38 AM   #4
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This is not cool, but it's easy to turn off. "apt-get remove unity-lens-shopping".

Seems fine by me.
It may be fine for now ... but you know where it is headed.
 
Old 09-24-2012, 09:26 AM   #5
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Intriguing: "Don’t trust us? Erm, we have root. You do trust us with your data already".
I consider his statement to be inaccurate. Synaptic and Apt require root access to operate, but they need to be authorized by the user each time. They're not set to run as setuid root by default, are they?

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