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Unity 8: Canonical wisely makes Amazon links opt-in

The inclusion of Amazon product links in Unity caused a major firestorm a while back, with some users quite angry that Canonical had included them by default in Ubuntu. OMG! Ubuntu! reports that Canonical has finally backtracked on this decision and will soon make them opt-in instead in Unity 8.

But were the Amazon links all that big of a deal? I didn’t think so and still don’t.