[lubuntu-users] Google NOT as default homepage

Ralf Mardorf ralf.mardorf at alice-dsl.net
Mon Dec 5 15:15:33 UTC 2016


Ubuntu is disputed for some software, that some people consider to be
"spyware". However, in regards to web browsers it's most likely
upstream who comes with a default start page, not Ubuntu. I suspect for
a default Ubuntu install, the default browser is Firefox. The average
Firefox user expects to get Firefox defaults. The default search engine
is the last thing you need to worry when using Firefox.

In the address bar type


continue and in the search that appears after you accepted to be
careful type


as you can see, Firefox's safe browsing actually is Google's safe
browsing. Firefox is based upon Google services. This is what Firefox
users seems to want.

You could disconnect the Internet connection before starting Firefox and
disable as much unwanted Firefox features as possible, before you
connect to the Internet.


"Warum passieren mir immer Sachen, die sonst nur dämlichen Menschen
passieren?" - Homer Simpson.

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