Lucid changes to Firefox default search provider

Vishnoo drkvi-a at
Tue Feb 23 09:49:33 GMT 2010

On Tue, 2010-02-23 at 00:21 -0600, Richard JOHNSON wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 18, 2010 at 01:45:53AM -0500, Alain-Olivier Breysse wrote:
> > Bonjour,
> > 
> > 
> > The motivation  of your decision is already being talked about around the
> > net in many different languages, and because it is the net, will continue to
> > do so.
> Good, more publicity, seeing as 95% of the places I have read, the people
> commenting were all level headed, understood the deal, and realize they
> still have that wonderful thing called a choice. If you are so
> anti-Microsoft, then switch it to Google or whoever.
> I don't mean to be an ass, but beating a dead horse isn't going to scare
> Canonical into changing their decision.

I been having a nagging worry regarding this recent change. 

I'v noticed several users in #ubuntu+1 complaining about the change and
mentioning that they have changed their search engines back to google.
Similar comments in various blogs mentioning the change.

Since unfortunately Yahoo isnt really as good as google, I suspect even
more are switching quietly .  
I'v tried to stick with yahoo for my searches and support the change ,
but the results were not really as good/relevant/sufficient as google's.

If more folks are going to switch back , Will it eventually turn out to
be more profitable? [not to doubt the deal-makers]
I really hope the Yahoo deal is *very* good to cover all the loss we
have from the user's switching and in turn more profitable for

Or is Canonical also entitled to revenue from Ubuntu google searches?
[which would make me feel less guilty for switching ;)  ]


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