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

Raul Suarez rarsa at yahoo.com
Wed Jan 27 13:01:04 EST 2010


It is just a default. It is one company versus the other.

I don't know if I'd use Yahoo. I haven't used it in years. Would I use it more if it benefits Ubuntu? Maybe, but it will have to be as good or better than Google. Of course, "better" is relative so I hold my judgment.

Raul Suarez

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--- On Wed, 1/27/10, shane.msg at gmail.com <shane.msg at gmail.com> wrote:

> From: shane.msg at gmail.com <shane.msg at gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: [kwlug-disc] Ubuntu's default search engine to change in dealwithYahoo
> To: "KWLUG-Kitchener Waterloo Linux User Group" <KWLUG-disc at kwlug.org>
> Received: Wednesday, January 27, 2010, 11:50 AM
> What possible difference could it
> make to Ubuntu whether Firefox is shipped with either Google
> or Yahoo since it is installed with Ubuntu?  What other
> kinds of control does Google have over Firefox if they can
> control distribution rights?  
> 
> Besides, with or without agreement, can't anyone, whether a
> person in fact or on paper, distribute Firefox since it's
> open source?   Maybe Yahoo finally realized
> which is the better browser.  Miracles are rare but
> they do happen.
> ================
> It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of
> the fight in the dog.
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Darcy Casselman <dscassel at gmail.com>
> Date: Wed, 27 Jan 2010 11:20:17 
> To: KWLUG discussion<kwlug-disc at kwlug.org>
> Subject: Re: [kwlug-disc] Ubuntu's default search engine to
> change in deal
>     withYahoo
> 
> 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
> > To: KWLUG discussion<kwlug-disc at kwlug.org>
> > Subject: [kwlug-disc] Ubuntu's default search engine
> to change in deal with
> >        Yahoo
> >
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