http://yro.slashdot.org/story/12/09/22/ ... -installed
Ubuntu 12.10 now includes both Amazon ads in the user's dash and by default an Amazon store in the user's launcher.
I wonder if this will have an influence on its user base. Consider what would happen if Microsoft did that.
Honestly, I think this sucks right now, but, like exploder said, isn't all bad. Right now it is a new "feature" in a beta, so I think it has time to get better or go away. One of the biggest reasons I haven't completely switched to linux is becasue itunes is on Windows and Mac (although I have a much smaller need for it than I used to). Itunes is a quick and easy way to buy music - having an itunes "replacement" from a well known company like amazon wouldn't be a bad thing. On the other hand, right now they are basically in-your-face results that you might not want. I think during the installation process there should be a checkbox (yes/no), and even if it is checked, the results should be much less intrusive.
Edit: I think that this isn't adware, but it's not so far off - it is very useful IF you buy amazon music a lot. However, if you don't, it is much too intrusive and it is trying to sell you something kind of.
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