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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by Heard on Wed 27th Jan 2010 15:54 UTC
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2009-12-24

I already see many people criticizing that deal. It's not different from what google is doing, though. Keep in mind google is also paying to be the default search engine in Firefox and Opera and recently there were news about microsoft doing a similar deal with apple.
Which brings me to the next point. Is Canonical even allowed to change the default search engine in Firefox?

And seriously who except the 2 companys cares if the default is google or yahoo? It's still a matter of taste/choice.

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