To have advertisements is a good feature in Ubuntu. I like it.
I don't care if Ubuntu contains advertisements or not.
I don't like the advertisements. I will remove them.
I don't think GNU/Linux distros should promote ads. I will use other distro than Ubuntu.
The Amazon search results aren't always in your dash. They aren't on your desktop. They are a direct result of what you type into the dash, not an always-there banner influenced by past searches.
I don't think about them like ads, because they theorically are a feature. For people who buys at Amazon, the shopping lens can be cool, but as I don't, I just uninstall it. But here's the trick. I can disable them, they aren't ads then. Google Ads are ads (although you can disable them with AdBlock Plus).
So I don't think it's a problem, if you don't like it, turn it off, if you like it, keep them on. That's freedom
Last edited by COMECON; October 29th, 2012 at 08:03 PM. Reason: Ads are them, not it, intelligent dude.