I upgraded 12.10, donated some money to Ubuntu, and ran `sudo apt-get remove unity-lens-shopping`
I’m not against a monetization strategy with Amazon as a partner. I’m not even against remote searches. I am, however, totally against remote searches in the home lens.
I am open to compromise. The home lens could be configurable to turn certain things off and other things on. Prefixing queries with the protocol "buy:" could override my settings since my intent to buy would be clear. There are several ways to solve this and make (most of) the people subscribed to this issue happy.
Until that day I will keep removing this feature using `sudo apt-get remove unity-lens-shopping` and keep telling everyone else to do the same. The day Dash Home is configurable, I will re-install and encourage others to do so as well.
I know this is not a blog and that these types of soliloquies aren't welcome in "bug reports" but let's be honest, this is clearly a debate between Canonical HQ and opposing viewpoints. For this issue to be closed in good faith a compromise must be found.
Thank you for your consideration.