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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Yahoo
by Mellin on Wed 27th Jan 2010 17:01 UTC
Mellin
Member since:
2005-07-06

Yahoo is powered by Microsoft Bing

not going to use it.

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RE: Yahoo
by JeffS on Wed 27th Jan 2010 17:17 in reply to "Yahoo"
JeffS Member since:
2005-07-12

Why?

Bing isn't bad. And there is no idealistic reason not to use Bing. I mean, this is a market where Microsoft has had it's ass kicked, and it's not like you're feeding into the monopoly.

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RE[2]: Yahoo
by WereCatf on Wed 27th Jan 2010 17:46 in reply to "RE: Yahoo"
WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

Why?

Bing isn't bad.


I, personally, get much more accurate results with Google than with Bing, and as the whole point of them is to return results for your queries it's a pretty big issue. That's the primary reason I use Google. Secondary reasons are that I'm used to Google, and I try to avoid Microsoft when there are reasonable alternatives, though that's not such a big issue.

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RE[2]: Yahoo
by Mellin on Wed 27th Jan 2010 18:06 in reply to "RE: Yahoo"
Mellin Member since:
2005-07-06

Bing doesn't give me anything new and it isn't better than Google so why switch ?

Edited 2010-01-27 18:25 UTC

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RE[2]: Yahoo
by UltraZelda64 on Wed 27th Jan 2010 21:29 in reply to "RE: Yahoo"
UltraZelda64 Member since:
2006-12-05

And there is no idealistic reason not to use Bing. I mean, this is a market where Microsoft has had it's ass kicked, and it's not like you're feeding into the monopoly.

Microsoft is Microsoft. Using/supporting Bing still helps to fuel them as a company. If Bing was in no way a Microsoft product and a completely separate company, then maybe what you said would be partially true.

Edited 2010-01-27 21:30 UTC

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