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

Khalid Baheyeldin kb at 2bits.com
Wed Jan 27 16:09:48 EST 2010


Right now, Mozilla has Google as the default engine. Look at the URL here:

http://www.google.ca/search?q=kwlug&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=com.ubuntu:en-US:official&client=firefox-a

See Ubuntu and Firefox in there? That is how Mozilla gets revenue.

According to this link
http://linux.slashdot.org/story/10/01/27/0118244/Ubuntu-Moves-To-Yahoo-For-Default-Firefox-Searchit
is a revenue sharing agreement.

Ubuntu will get dollars from Yahoo for searches that are made from Firefox
that is shipped with Ubuntu.

The interesting twist is that Yahoo Search is now powered by Bing.

Oh Tech Industry ... How incestuous have you become ...
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