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: Lame
by Yagami on Wed 27th Jan 2010 18:05 UTC in reply to "Lame"
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no , the key thing here is that although they change the default for "comercial reasons" , they do not hinder in any way your freedom to use whatever you want.

ubuntu is not obligated to sponsor google nor redhat

kde is not obligated to sponsor gnome

vim is not obligated to sponsor to emacs

if they made the google search slower or worse in any way compared to "default google search" , than that would be a problem for freedom.

freedom has nothing to do with "not making money" or "not market for your own things for money".

it has to do with hindering your "personal choice". and ubuntu has done nothing of that.

although i am defending ubuntu i, actually , am a gentoo and kde guy , so , ubuntu to me is the "worse" distro that can be ;)

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