Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 27th Jan 2010 15:14 UTC, submitted by historyb
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu For the longest time, the default search provider in Ubuntu Linux has been Google, but this is going to change in the next release, Lucid Lynx, scheduled to release April 29. The change comes after Canonical has signed a revenue sharing deal with Yahoo!, so you can imagine who the new default search provider will be.
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RE: how much 'revenue'?
by TheIdiotThatIsMe on Wed 27th Jan 2010 16:44 UTC in reply to "how much 'revenue'?"
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Thats what I was wondering too. From my understanding it would only share in revenue actually generated through (my guess) ads clicked on in search results and various things like that. So considering that most people will probably simply change back to google, and/or use adblocking add-ons, or not use Firefox at all, I wonder why either party actually bothered. And of course we know we'll never actually be given even a glimpse of whether either makes any money or marketshare on this.

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