The new firefox start page looks a bit tricky when searching google

Blaise Alleyne balleyne at
Sun May 11 19:11:14 UTC 2008

Milan Bouchet-Valat wrote:
> Le samedi 10 mai 2008 à 16:01 +0200, Vincenzo Ciancia a écrit :
>> And, to get back on the issue, perhaps the page could just be made
>> local.
> Why do we need a special Ubuntu homepage anyway? The first thing I do
> when creating an account is changing my homepage to This
> practice mades me think of Internet Explorer defaulting to -
> well, much less ugly since our page is not full of ads and is using a
> "real" search engine.
> Wouldn't it be better to provide a page with help and informations about
> Ubuntu and some links like: "Set your homepage to"/"to
>"/"to a custom page" ?
> We should keep in mind that people install an OS not to think about this
> OS but to work or surf; let's not be intrusive but help them to find
> easily what they want.
> What do you think?

I tend to agree. I can see the point of a start page with more 
information about Ubuntu and such, there's an argument for it... but 
even so, do we really need a custom search on that start page? What's 
the point of having a search bar on that page anyways?

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