Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 26th Oct 2011 22:34 UTC
Mozilla & Gecko clones "In a move that will raise eyebrows, Mozilla is now distributing a version of Firefox that uses Bing as the default search provider instead of Google. Rest assured that this is a joint project, though: the creatively-named Firefox with Bing website is run by Microsoft, and both Mozilla and MS are clear that this is a joint venture. Now, don't get too excited - the default version of Firefox available from Mozilla.com is still backed by Google, and there's no mention of an alternative, Bingy download anywhere on the site - but it's worth noting that Mozilla has been testing Bing's capabilities using Test Pilot over the last couple of months, and the release of Firefox with Bing indicates that Mozilla is now confident in Bing's ability to provide a top-notch service to Firefox users." Test pilot or not, I'm stockpiling more baked beans.
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RE: Anyone try it?
by Kivada on Thu 27th Oct 2011 05:45 UTC in reply to "Anyone try it?"
Kivada
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2010-07-07

The only way that isn't true is when Firefox is hijacked by some browser crapware like yahoo toolbar or mywebsearch.

I'd guess you could change it to whatever you like by tinkering around in about:config, but I've never bothered changing it from Google, though the idea of using DuckDuckGo SSL as the default sounds nice.

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