[kwlug-disc] Ubuntu's default search engine to change in deal withYahoo

Lori Paniak ldpaniak at fourpisolutions.com
Wed Jan 27 12:14:52 EST 2010


It's barely a settings change.  It is a list re-ordering:  On 9.10,
Google is the first choice (default) for searches, Yahoo second.  Just
click on chevron beside the search box to pick your favourite.

In the end it is about $$.  Canonical is a business and as such it needs
to make some money occasionally.  Good for Canonical, good for FF and
good for FLOSS!

On Wed, 2010-01-27 at 11:20 -0500, Darcy Casselman wrote:
> Firefox ships with Google as the default search engine.  Ubuntu's
> changing that to ship with Yahoo! instead.  I doubt it's even a source
> change.  It's a settings change.
> 
> Don't worry.  You can switch it back.
> 
> Darcy.
> 
> On Wed, Jan 27, 2010 at 11:14 AM,  <shane.msg at gmail.com> wrote:
> > If that is the case I would really like to see the full particulars of that deal.  Released under GPL perhaps?  Is this confirmed or a rumor?  If a rumor, started by whom?
> > ================
> > It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog.
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Lori Paniak <ldpaniak at fourpisolutions.com>
> > Date: Wed, 27 Jan 2010 11:06:46
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