Ubuntu bakes Amazon search results into OS to raise cash

Posted by BernardSwiss on Sep 25, 2012 12:12 PM EDT
Arts Technica; By Jon Brodkin
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"Don’t trust us? Erm, we have root," Shuttleworth says in Canonical's defense.

The new version of Ubuntu Linux slated for release in October introduces a feature that some users claim is at worst a violation of privacy or, at best, generally annoying. Ubuntu 12.10 introduces search results from Amazon into the Dash. That means you could be searching for a file or application on your computer and get shopping results under a "more suggestions" section after your general results.

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