Default Search Change

Richard JOHNSON nixternal at
Tue Jan 26 05:01:33 GMT 2010

On Mon, Jan 25, 2010 at 08:47:59PM -0800, Jono Bacon wrote:
> Change #2
> Change #2 is changing the default search provider in Firefox to Yahoo! Note that this change won't in any way effect the ability of a user to choose and use the search provider of their choice. For new installs, Yahoo! will be set by default instead of Google. For users who prefer a search engine other than Yahoo! it will be a simple matter of switching to that search provider in the chrome.
> Why?
> We are pursuing this change because Canonical has negotiated a revenuesharing deal with Yahoo! and this revenue will help Canonical to providedevelopers and resources to continue the open development of Ubuntu andthe Ubuntu Platform. This change will help provide these resources aswell as continuing to respect our user's default search across Firefox.

Wow, this has been a while in the making hasn't it. I remember getting a
great chuckle out of seeing the Yahoo peeps poking around at UDS last year
in California. I was going to ask, well I guess I am, are you guys
expecting with users to keep Yahoo as their default, as it seems that
Google is the popular way? However, I have been witnessing more and more
animosity towards Google these days, so who knows, it could be a super
clever move in the making. Good luck with it, and since Yahoo is sharing,
mind sharing a dollar with me :p

/me notes he will use the Yahoo one as it is less annoying than Googles,
plus his ISP is AT&T + Yahoo already.

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