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Thread: Ubuntu and Amazon

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    Ubuntu and Amazon

    Hello,

    I am creating this thread after getting really frustrated. The two other threads I started on this topic were closed before I got my question answered. I was asked to post in other threads on the topic which were all closed and my question was not answered in any of those threads either. I feel someone is stonewalling any discussion about this topic.

    I'd like to get an answer to the following question. It is in regard to the following article http://www.fsf.org/blogs/rms/ubuntu-spyware-what-to-do which talks about supposed spyware in ubuntu 12.10 . I'd like to know if this is something which is found only in ubuntu 12.10. Is ubuntu 12.04 also affected by this issue or something similar? I think this is a really simple question and I don't know why I am not given a straight-forward answer. I hope atleast this thread doesn't get closed.

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    Re: This is really frustrating

    This question was answered in post#5 of http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2106410

    If you'd gone there you'd see it turned up for 12.10.

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    Re: This is really frustrating

    No, there's no Amazon Lens or anything in 12.04.

    You can remove the amazon part of 12.10 (don't remember how though) which is super simple. A few commandline commands and your golden

    If you still prefer not to use 12.10, then use 12.04. or jump ship and use either pure Debian or that foxy thing we know as Mint.

    On another note, I know Stallman isn't fond of Ubuntu, but if you end up following everything he says, you won't really be able to use a consumer friendly Linux OS... Just take a look at his list of distributions he doesn't encourage... All the big and semi-big are on that list...

    Don't get me wrong, I'm all about Open Source, but there's is such a thing as taking it to the extreme.

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    Re: This is really frustrating

    The fact this can be turned off is one big point for ubuntu, in most apps you cant turn off ads if its ad supported without paying big bucks.
    Though it does clutter things up

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    Re: This is really frustrating

    It's an online search introduced in 12.10
    Spyware gives the impression of something without your knowledge.

    Don't want your dash searches to go online,
    click on the information icon in the bottom right of the dash and turn it off.
    Online Search

    You may restrict your dash so that we don’t send searches to third parties and you don't receive online search results. To do this go to the Privacy panel and toggle the ‘Include online search results’ option to off. The Privacy panel can be found in your System Settings or via a dash search.

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    Re: This is really frustrating

    Yes really this is a non issue, if you can turn it off then why complain?
    Its just RMS being a blow hard like he usually is.
    Besides 12.10 has far worse issues worth worrying about, like instability.
    Last edited by MadmanRB; January 25th, 2013 at 09:21 AM.

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    Re: This is really frustrating

    Quote Originally Posted by MadmanRB View Post
    Yes really this is a non issue, if you can turn it off then why complain?
    Its just RMS being a blow hard like he usually is.
    Besides 12.10 has far worse issues worth worrying about, like instability.
    I wouldn't call RMS a blowhard.
    Fundamentalist yes.

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    Re: This is really frustrating

    This was a reply in one of your previous threads by addegsson
    Just open up a terminal and run "sudo apt-get remove unity-lens-shopping" to remove the shopping lens.
    You have the answer right here so you don't need to open a forth thread.

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    Re: This is really frustrating

    I hope atleast this thread doesn't get closed.
    So you post it in the one sub section where threads are automatically closed?

    As Elfy said this topic has been beaten to death, and the reason for quick closure on the threads have been because of the unbelievable amount of FUD and flaming.
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