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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Have to ask
by darknexus on Wed 27th Jan 2010 16:25 UTC
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Does anyone even use Yahoo search these days? I just tried it again for laughs and it's more ad-ridden than Google and less accurate for most things. Yahoo was my search engine of choice... back in 1997 or so. First thing I'll be doing, you can bet, is switch my search engine away from yahoo back to Google. Hell, even Bing is better than Yahoo.

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RE: Have to ask
by hollovoid on Wed 27th Jan 2010 18:37 in reply to "Have to ask"
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I agree, I try every new search engine when I see it, and revisit old ones when they pop up, and they always end up frustrating me back to google with ridiculously inaccurate results. Although, google's targeted by search ads do crack me up, I was searching for MSDS on Manganese Dioxide for someone at work, and it said on the sponsered ad...

"Get Manganese Dioxide cheaper at Walmart...
Save money, live better, walmart!"


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RE: Have to ask
by Mellin on Thu 28th Jan 2010 11:42 in reply to "Have to ask"
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Yahoo is powered by Bing ;)

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