Ubuntu 12.10 & Ads?

From: Rip Linton 
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 Another good reason to stick with Debian!

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From: William Wade 
To: CHUGALUG 
Sent: Sat, Sep 22, 2012 7:11 pm
Subject: [Chugalug]  Ubuntu 12.10 & Ads?


What are the thoughts here about this idea/fact? http://www.osnews.com/stor=
y/26395/Ubuntu

=============================================================== From: Tim Youngblood ------------------------------------------------------ They are search results folks. Please.

=============================================================== From: trevor noblitt ------------------------------------------------------ I have some beef with ubuntu but I don't see why people are upset about this. They aren't intrusive and Google does the same thing.

=============================================================== From: rdflowers ------------------------------------------------------ So, anything Google does, is fine? If you mean Google-as-search-engine, no problem. If you mean Google-based OS -- I wouldn't touch such a thing myself. If THAT's what you mean, you are already sliding down that slope. Not numb yet, personally. ewwwww. I will.not.have.an.ad-based.operating.system.on.MY.COMPUTER. ----- Message from trevsalad@gmail.com --------- Date: Sun, 23 Sep 2012 16:00:27 -0400 From: trevor noblitt Reply-To: Chattanooga Unix Gnu Android Linux Users Group Subject: Re: [Chugalug] Ubuntu 12.10 & Ads? To: Chattanooga Unix Gnu Android Linux Users Group

=============================================================== From: trevor noblitt ------------------------------------------------------ I have some beef with ubuntu but I don't see why people are upset about this. Google does the same thing, sure it's not 100% GNU Richard Stallman freedom but we have Gentoo and Arch for that.

=============================================================== From: trevor noblitt ------------------------------------------------------ Chrome OS is not that bad, it does what it is meant to do (power netbooks). I was referring to the search engine, if you search for instance "Nexus 7" then you will get adds for online stores. This is exactly the same thing. I am not defending Ubuntu and I think they should have seen this reaction coming but it is not the end of the world as the adds only seem to crop up when you use the OS to search for terms on the net not local stuff. They basically just added adds to their built in browser.

=============================================================== From: Chad Smith ------------------------------------------------------ I think what he was saying is - if you were to search on Google.com or Yahoo.com or Bing.com or whoever-else-still-exists.com you will see ads in your search results. That is how search engines make money - that's why they exist. Without ads there would be NO motivation to do all the work to create and maintain a search engine. I'm sure by putting the ads in the search results of the built-in search function of the OS, Ubuntu is getting some money. Which considering all the good they've done promoting the use of open source software, they kind of deserve to make - don't you think? *- Chad W. Smith*

=============================================================== From: Chad Smith ------------------------------------------------------ oops - sorry Trevor - I see you clarified your own meaning. :D *- Chad W. Smith*

=============================================================== From: Lynn Dixon ------------------------------------------------------ If you guys see anything pornographic in your results, there is already a bug filed for that... hahaha https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/unity-lens-shopping/+bug/1054282

=============================================================== From: Tim Youngblood ------------------------------------------------------ That's not a bug. That's a feature!

=============================================================== From: Rod-Lists ------------------------------------------------------ I don't like it but they have to have income to stay in bizness. The alternative? maybe pay for the OS. ----- Original Message -----

=============================================================== From: William Wade ------------------------------------------------------ Or just sudo apt-get remove unity-amazon (or whatever the package is...) Or try one of the others listed http://distrowatch.com