Can somebody tell me why the default install of 18 includes a web link to in the launcher?!? I don’t like that. At all.

@cb they've been in bed with Amazon for years. I don't know if they still do it but when they first released their "Unity" desktop environment it had Amazon search baked in as basically spyware

@bkhl @cb This. That was a sour spot for years. It could be deinstalled, of course.

Because Ubuntu is put together by a company that wants to make money. They previously even had Amazon search directly integrated into the application menu search.

Then to be fair, Ubuntu 20.04 will come without that web link, but still, if you dislike that sort of thing, you should switch to a community-driven distro.

@friend wow I didn’t realize that. Maybe I’ll switch to desktop...

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