Does the Amazon web app give you Ubuntu difficulty as well?

If yes, then it’s time for you to cheer as “Focal Fossa,” the most anticipated Ubuntu 20.04, has finally removed the Amazon web launcher from the dock. You won’t have to worry about the Amazon performance in the dash now.

Ubuntu Community Disapproval

The Amazon web app introduced in Ubuntu 12.10 faced excessive criticism for the advertising and product lists affiliated to Amazon in the search results.

The integration of search results with the Ubuntu desktop led to a massive protest from the Ubuntu community because of its concern for user privacy.

Later, due to a huge demand to shut down the inclusion in Amazon search results, Canonical, Ubuntu’s parent company, eventually deactivated the Ubuntu ‘Spyware’ in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, which limited the transfer of the Bash search result data to a Canonical server for use by a third party.

But users who did not like the pre-installed Amazon icon in the launcher still were disappointed.

Unused Amazon Web Application Eventually Removed

The recent update to the package in the’ Focal’ development reveals that dependence on ubuntu web-launchers has been reduced completely.

Can this be considered the end of the deal with Amazon, which is thought to be used by Canonical to generate affiliate sales?

Whatever the reason, the unwanted Amazon icon will certainly be hailed by the Ubuntu community or some miss who found it helpful to surf the Amazon more quickly.


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