We debate the validity of recent anti-Linux comments made on a nationally syndicated radio show, and the more subtle and larger “built-in bias” many in the tech community still hold towards Linux.
Plus: Your follow up on the Mir/Wayland topic, Ubuntu’s Amazon lens goes opt-in, and more!
Leo Laporte goes over the pros and cons of installing Linux on an old computer.
But before anyone unpacks the party poppers in jubilation there are caveats to note: **Amazon results are not being removed entirely, **and the change is not going to take effect in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS.
- The headline is a little bit misleading. What actually is going to happen is that the next iteration of Unity8 will drop the concept of the “Home scope” in favour of a “Scopes scope”. That way, when you type a search term into the Dash, it’s not a selection of results from different scopes that will surface, but a selection of scopes from which you choose the one you are interested in. So, yes, in a sense, that makes all scopes (and among them the Amazon scope) opt-in.