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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Perfect timing
by BallmerKnowsBest on Wed 27th Jan 2010 15:50 UTC
BallmerKnowsBest
Member since:
2008-06-02

A brilliant move by Ubuntu, especially the timing. At any other time, there would be dozens of knee-jerk, blindly anti-commerce posts from Freetards who can't stand to see anyone else's success.

But Ubuntu can get away with it at the moment, thanks to Google becoming the "new Microsoft" in the minds of many basement-dwellers. Apparently because Google had the gall to make money using Linux, without turning themselves into a non-profit that devotes all of their resources to pushing the FSF agenda. And now they must be punished!

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v RE: Perfect timing
by jyoungxxxx on Wed 27th Jan 2010 19:31 in reply to "Perfect timing"
RE: Perfect timing
by ichi on Wed 27th Jan 2010 20:25 in reply to "Perfect timing"
ichi Member since:
2007-03-06

A brilliant move by Ubuntu, especially the timing. At any other time, there would be dozens of knee-jerk, blindly anti-commerce posts from Freetards who can't stand to see anyone else's success.

But Ubuntu can get away with it at the moment, thanks to Google becoming the "new Microsoft" in the minds of many basement-dwellers. Apparently because Google had the gall to make money using Linux, without turning themselves into a non-profit that devotes all of their resources to pushing the FSF agenda. And now they must be punished!


You realize Canonical is a for-profit organization just like Google, right? Kinda throws your argument out of the window, doesn't it?

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RE[2]: Perfect timing
by BallmerKnowsBest on Thu 28th Jan 2010 01:18 in reply to "RE: Perfect timing"
BallmerKnowsBest Member since:
2008-06-02

You realize Canonical is a for-profit organization just like Google, right? Kinda throws your argument out of the window, doesn't it?


Silly rabbit, you misunderstand the Freetard mentality. Canonical is a-okay only because they haven't committed the unforgivable sin of being financially-successful.

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RE: Perfect timing
by Lanadapter on Thu 28th Jan 2010 17:42 in reply to "Perfect timing"
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2009-10-01

Who the hell Are you talking about? Everyone I've encountered who claims the beliefs of the FSF or the OSI applaud companies/individuals that make money from open source.

Edited 2010-01-28 17:49 UTC

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RE: Perfect timing
by lord_rob on Fri 29th Jan 2010 09:29 in reply to "Perfect timing"
lord_rob Member since:
2005-08-06

Ever heard of the Summer of Code ?

If it's not helping open source projects I don't know what it is ...

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