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Amazon Making its Own Linux-Based OS to Replace Android

Amazon is reportedly working on its own Linux-based OS to replace Android on its Fire TVs, smart displays, and other non-tablet devices. —What’s that? This isn’t Ubuntu related? Oh I know that — but I’m […]

9 November 2023

Ubuntu Finally Removes the Amazon Web App You Never Use (Updated)

Ubuntu 20.04 will not include the Amazon web app. An Amazon launcher was been included in Ubuntu since 2012 but will not feature in the next LTS.

20 January 2020

Canonical Launches Ubuntu Pro for Amazon Web Services

Canonical unveil Ubuntu Pro, a premium service for users of Amazon Web Services (AWS). Ubuntu Pro offers improved security, Livepatch, and AWS integration.

4 December 2019

Alexa’s Favourite Operating System is Ubuntu, Apparently [Video]

A little bit of fluff for your Sunday amusement: it seems Amazon Alexa has rather excellent taste in computer operating systems! Owners of devices like the Amazon Echo Dot have learned that Amazon’s voice-controlled digital […]

6 October 2019

Red Hat Worries as Amazon Targets Enterprise with New Linux Distro

The launch of Amazon Linux 2 marks Amazon's most concerted foray in to the enterprise yet, a move that is some suggest fear will see it compete against Red Hat.

3 January 2018
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Amazon Web App Is Sticking Around in Ubuntu 17.10

The Amazon web-app shortcut will still come preinstalled with Ubuntu 17.10, pinned to the GNOME Shell favourites bar, and it will use the default browser.

1 June 2017
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Ubuntu ‘Spyware’ Will Be Disabled In Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Unity's controversial online search feature is being disabled by default in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, due for release in April.

8 January 2016

Ubuntu To Make Amazon Product Results ‘Opt-In’

Future versions of Ubuntu will not show users Amazon product results in the Unity Dash by default — a reversal of a core feature introduced to desktop users in 2012.

31 March 2014
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Linux Mint ‘MintBox 2’ PC Launches on Amazon in Europe, Soon Sells Out

The Linux Mint-powered MintBox mini-PC has launched in Europe priced at €599, and is available to buy direct from Amazon.

21 March 2014
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Remove Product Suggestions from Unity Dash in Ubuntu 13.10 and 14.04

Whether you find Unity's shopping suggestions to be a subtle invasion of privacy, or a solution in need of a problem, Ubuntu make it easy to disable results you don't want to see.

17 January 2014

Ubuntu’s Amazon Shopping Feature Wins Anti-Privacy Award

Ubuntu is no stranger to awards and accolades, but the latest trophy to be presented to the project is one that's unlikely to go on display.

28 October 2013

Get Amazon Prime, 4oD and Other DRM-Protected Flash Working in Ubuntu 13.10

Getting Amazon Prome, 4OD, Demand 5, or Google Play Movies to work on Ubuntu 13.10 requires a little bit of effort, but it can be done.

25 October 2013