Re: "More suggestions", (unity-lens-shopping) should have a settings 'opt out'
Simply put, if I had these concerns, I wouldn't look at Unity. You mention yourself that you use LXDE. There are options.
Originally Posted by jerrylamos
Ubuntu/Unity is not going to change. This is the direction they've chosen, for good or ill. I don't agree with everything they do, but at least there are community versions of Ubuntu that offer what you are looking for. I myself have moved onto Cinnamon, which offers a nice modern desktop with a future vision, but doesn't cost the earth to run.
AMD Phenom X4 945, 4Gb Crucial 800Mhz DDR2 RAM, 1Tb SATA III HDD, nVidia 9800GT 512Mb