I do not understand why Microsoft Windows 8 & 10 and Ubuntu need to include web based search results as part of the standard, local desktop search.
“Hey, you searched for something in your documents, so here’s some results from Wikipedia, Facebook, Twitter, Tumbler, eBay, Amazon, an online music store, Netflix, another video streaming store, and a few other sources that we think might be relevant.”
Frankly I think we should also, by default, include results from Tinder, PornHub, KickAss Torrents, Match.com, and whatever child porn, fetish porn, gay porn and shock image websites anybody might be interested in, as a default, and let people turn off (but not completely remove) the ones they don’t need.
Then turn them all back on again in another software update for all users on the system.
I don’t think I need to be “sold too” in my desktop operating system.
I don’t need to be told “that’s an integral part of the operating system” when it clearly isn’t.
If we are going to allow one online service to show results I believe all online services, websites and companies should have an equal opportunity to shove shit you don’t need down your throat 24/7 in the privacy of your own home.
Or am I just stuck in my ways and this is the new economy?