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Ubuntu Search via Yahoo!

George R [PersonRank 10]

Wednesday, January 27, 2010
12 years ago2,463 views

In the upcoming Lucid Lynx (10.04) release of Ubuntu, the default search provider in Firefox will change from Google to Yahoo!. This is a result of a revenue sharing deal between Canonical and Yahoo!.
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-devel/2010-January/030065.html

Yahoo! search is powered by Microsoft's bing. It was observed on Slashdot that Microsoft will be indirectly paying for Linux.
http://linux.slashdot.org/story/10/01/27/0118244/Ubuntu-Moves-To-Yahoo-For-Default-Firefox-Search?from=rss&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Slashdot%2Fslashdot+%28Slashdot%29&utm_content=Google+Feedfetcher

MZaza [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

I've never used the default search page of Ubuntu anyway, even I use Google.
Also isn't that a bad deal for Microsoft, I think like 90%, if not more, of the Ubuntu users are experts and for sure they know how to switch and will switch back to Google, don't you think so?

Mrrix32 [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

The homepage for my Firefox is still the Ubuntu Search page, but I rarely use it. Even if I want to search for something as soon as I open the browser I'd go to the search bar as I don't like the custom search page.

Also I'm using Chrome more and more, so unless Canonical bundle Chrome and change the default homepage, this probably won't affect me.

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

<< Yahoo! search is powered by Microsoft's bing. >>

No, not yet. Since Microsoft licensed Yahoo's search technology, Bing will use Yahoo Search.

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Compare:

http://www.bing.com/search?q=ipad&form=OSDSRC
http://search.yahoo.com/search;_ylt=A0geu7R4lGBLbgYAWVCl87UF;_ylc=X1MDMjE0MjQ3ODk0OARfcgMyBGZyA3NmcARmcjIDc2J0bgRuX2dwcwMxMARxdWVyeQNpcGFk?p=ipad&fr=sfp&fr2=&iscqry=

and

http://www.google.com/webhp?hl=en&q=ipad

Yahoo shows many results about iPod, Bing has a lot of irrelevant results, while Google has recent news about Apple's latest gadget.

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