Default Search Change

Rick Spencer rick.spencer at
Tue Jan 26 18:31:38 GMT 2010

On Tue, 2010-01-26 at 10:11 -0700, Mike Basinger wrote:

> I did a unscientific test last night on commonly asked Ubuntu
> questions (How to install Nvidia card, sound problems in Ubuntu,
> Broadcom card in Ubuntu, etc...). Yahoo and Google put up similar
> results, with most of the same pages listed on the first page of
> search but in slightly different order. On Yahoo tech support answers
> from blogs seemed to be ranked higher than official support channels
> (, wiki, forums). On Google, official Ubuntu source
> rank slightly higher than blogs, with the forum ranking the highest
> (which can be hit or miss on good tech support). This was only one
> person doing five search, not enough to be a good sample of data.
Personally, I find the only difference is when I am searching for
specific code samples. In those cases Google seems to do better.
Otherwise, it seems exactly the same.

Cheers, Rick

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