[kwlug-disc] Ubuntu's default search engine to change in dealwithYahoo
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Wed Jan 27 19:17:55 EST 2010
Khalid Baheyeldin wrote, On 01/27/2010 4:09 PM:
> Right now, Mozilla has Google as the default engine. Look at the URL here:
> See Ubuntu and Firefox in there? That is how Mozilla gets revenue.
> According to this link
> it 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.
Which is what I first picked up on. And Bing is MS, right? (I don't
So, Ubuntu has an agreement with Yahoo to use MS' search engine, which
is all just bizarre. (As I sit here in Kubuntu vnc'ed into XP, while
simultaneously reinstalling vmware tools in a vm running Win 7.)
In the process, Ubuntu is bypassing Mozilla's agreement with Google.
In the end, MS' is once again shafting NetScape (er, Mozilla). Via Ubuntu.
I thought Yahoo and MS were bitter enemies. Hostile takeover and all
that. Is that all yesterday's news?
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