The Ubuntu 12.10 dash now has magazines appearing in the online search results as well as the usual music albums and application packages available for download. This is a good thing if you are interested in purchasing a magazine and downloading it. I assume that the magazines are PDF copies that you pay for and then download to read at your leisure. This is a good thing; if you turn off the online search results you still get some in your dash; so not all of the online search results are opt-out. But the Ubuntu 12.10 distribution is very good though; all of the packages work very well indeed. The me-tv digital television viewer works perfectly in Ubuntu Quantal; this is a package that I had a lot of problems with in Linux Mint 13; but with this distribution I just install it and it works perfectly. That is what I like about Ubuntu. Despite the controversy about the Amazon integration; the overall distribution is very polished. This gives a good impression if you can just install the distribution; and start installing software right away that will work perfectly right out of the box.
That is how a Linux distribution should work; no need to spend hours on the Internet messing around with Google scrolling page after page looking for a forum posting that contains just the information you are looking for. I recommend installing the smplayer package if you wish to be able to play your movies easily; that is a very good movie player application. For playing music; the Banshee package is the best music player; the default Rhythmbox player is alright; but Banshee shows all of your album art and that is something I really like. I was looking for a command for Linux that would work the same way as the ipconfig /flushdns command in Windows but it seems that there is no such command for Linux. I guess that is a good thing. There is some information here: http://superuser.com/questions/134762/how-to-clear-dns-cache-in-ubuntu. The way it works in Linux is that Ubuntu by default does not have a DNS cache; but you may install one using this command.
[email protected]:~$ sudo apt-get install nscd
This will install a DNS caching daemon; then you may type sudo service nscd restart to refresh the DNS cache. But it is better to perform this task in your browser settings. Windows has this capability; but Linux is better in that regard. And it gets less viruses too.