Ubuntu disables on-line searches for 16.04

Talking about SolydXK, another distribution or totally off-topic but within the Rules ? It's the right place!
User avatar
Posts: 824
Joined: 19 Nov 2013 19:44

Ubuntu disables on-line searches for 16.04

Postby palimmo » 14 Dec 2015 02:28

Will Cooke, an employee at Canonical, the company that develops the Ubuntu distribution, posted a note last week which said future versions of Ubuntu will feature a dash where searches will no longer display on-line search results by default. The dash, which acts as a central location for finding programs, documents and media, has been controversial since it was introduced with on-line searches enabled by default. The Free Software Foundation even referred to the dash's default behaviour as spyware. According to Cooke, the dash will no longer search for on-line items by default, but the feature can be enabled for those who want it. "First of all, on-line search will be off by default. This means that out-of-the-box none of your search terms will leave your computer. You can toggle this back on through the Security & Privacy option in System Settings. Additionally, if you do toggle this back on then results from Amazon & Skimlinks will remain off by default. You can toggle them back on if you wish." The change will take place in Ubuntu 16.04 which will launch in April of 2016.
Proud user of SolydK!

Dai diamanti non nasce niente, dal letame nascono i fior. http://aquilone.wordpress.com/

Return to “Open Chat / General Discussion”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 4 guests