Ubuntu and Amazon Make Uneasy Bedfellows

Well it’s been another tempestuous week here in the Linux blogosphere, rounding out a month that never ran short on controversy, to put it mildly. The topic du jour this time? None other than Canonical’s decision to integrate Amazon results into searches done through the Dash on Ubuntu’s Unity desktop. In fact, the rowdy Slashdot masses had to get riled up not just once but twice — the second following Mark Shuttleworth’s calm explanation — before Canonical finally announced a kill switch.



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