View Full Version : Some blurbs on the Amazon thing

September 26th, 2012, 06:35 PM
Hello everyone, these are a few thoughts on the recent announcements regarding Amazon from my blog (http://attheedgeoftime.blogspot.com/2012/09/ubuntu-sailing-into-uncharted-waters.html).

Every time a new Ubuntu release is out there is always some controversy on this or that new quirk the developers of this distribution decide to take. With a release cycle of only 6 months that's all to be expected for, if you're willing to use the latest Ubuntu you simply have to accept the fact that you're by default also a tester. That's pretty much one of the tenets of FOSS, more so with a product that tries to be as innovative as Ubuntu. About 18 months ago, when the new desktop environment was introduced a good deal of backlash came up. Indeed the first Unity versions were difficult to understand and buggy; but today, after absorbing its logic and with most bugs dealt with, I can only say it clearly improved my productivity over Gnome 2. That's just the way it is: the latest Ubuntu release is a bleeding edge product and you are part of its maturation process; if you don't like it you can always opt for an older release.

But only one month away from the introduction of Ubuntu 12.10 a new Unity feature has been made public that can potentially change all this.

Continue reading... (http://attheedgeoftime.blogspot.com/2012/09/ubuntu-sailing-into-uncharted-waters.html)


September 26th, 2012, 07:28 PM
1. You haven't provided "some blurbs," you've provided a link to your own blog.
2. There's already a discussion on the shopping lens, available here (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2061538).
3. The next update to roll out will include the ability to turn of the shopping results, bundled in the privacy settings. You can read about that here (https://plus.google.com/110419250019099644591/posts/cHct5kzjTcX).