Lucid changes to Firefox default search provider

Vishnoo drkvi-a at
Wed Jan 27 09:30:14 GMT 2010

On Tue, 2010-01-26 at 12:03 -0800, Rick Spencer wrote:
> All -

> Why?
> I am pursuing this change because Canonical has negotiated a revenue
> sharing deal with Yahoo! and this revenue will help Canonical to provide
> developers and resources to continue the open development of Ubuntu and
> the Ubuntu Platform. This change will help provide these resources as
> well as continuing to respect our user's default search across Firefox.
> Cheers, Rick

Good that we bring more revenue to Ubuntu and its development.

Now that we are partnering/negotiated with Yahoo! , we should ask them
to remove the warning of Unsupported OS for users trying to connect to

Users are redirected to >

This happens *every* time one tries to login.[attaching screenshot]

If we are considering moving Ubuntu to Yahoo! search as default.
Atleast their sites could be tested in Ubuntu OS. Or are we still an OS
that isnt supported by Yahoo! ;)

Is an awkward moment when we introduce new users to Ubuntu and we get
such warnings.

BTW ,the Yahoo!Mail does work well if the user selects Continue
anyway. :)

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