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[2]: Not on chrome you imply?
by dagw on Wed 27th Jan 2010 15:47 UTC in reply to "RE: Not on chrome you imply?"
dagw
Member since:
2005-07-06

I think you're forgetting the word "yet" somewhere there. Once Chrome stabilizes a bit more, why wouldn't it be pulled into the standard Ubuntu repo? And once that happens why wouldn't they set Yahoo as default?

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Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

I think you're forgetting the word "yet" somewhere there. Once Chrome stabilizes a bit more, why wouldn't it be pulled into the standard Ubuntu repo? And once that happens why wouldn't they set Yahoo as default?


Because Chrome can't be included in Ubuntu's repositories, not even the partner ones, due to the h264 license. Only Google may distribute it.

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GatoLoko Member since:
2005-11-13

But they can include Chromium, the open source part of Chrome, and choose whether they want to compile it with h264 support or not. There is even a PPA repository with daily snapshots where the codecs are optional (free or nonfree).

https://launchpad.net/~chromium-daily/+archive/ppa

Edit: fixed a typo

Edited 2010-01-27 17:39 UTC

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