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[5]: Not on chrome you imply?
by WereCatf on Wed 27th Jan 2010 17:49 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Not on chrome you imply?"
WereCatf
Member since:
2006-02-15

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).

It's still illegal to use Chromium with h.264 support built-in if you live in the US or any country where software patents are allowed.

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boldingd Member since:
2009-02-19

Wouldn't the same be true of ffmpeg and VLC, and aren't both available from Apt on a fresh install? Making software available that is technically illegal is nothing new at all to Linux distributors. (Heh, Patrick Volkerding's never even cared at all, so far as I can tell.)

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