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 Gone fishing on Wed 27th Jan 2010 18:14 UTC in reply to "Lame"
Gone fishing
Member since:
2006-02-22

Ubuntu changes its default search provider to make some money - yeah, where's the problem?

Canonical is a company that develops Ubuntu - it has a workforce they need paying etc this requires money.

I fail to see the problem we're geeks it will take 10 seconds to change the provider back to Google or a few more to install Chrome.

Further more if I can help Canonical by using Yahoo to click a few adds when I want to buy something I may well do.

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RE[2]: Lame
by SlackerJack on Wed 27th Jan 2010 19:08 in reply to "RE: Lame"
SlackerJack Member since:
2005-11-12

It's hardly good supporting a company such as Yahoo, who have very little or no FOSS contribution.

I think Canonical should think about FOSS and pick more wisely, rather than think about the money no matter who it is.

I see Canonical getting pain for this, just like Novell siding with Microsoft.

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RE[3]: Lame
by lucas_maximus on Wed 27th Jan 2010 19:31 in reply to "RE[2]: Lame"
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

Yahoo are big users of FreeBSD and contribute code and I believe cash back to the project .... yahoo do help FOSS software that they use.

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RE[3]: Lame
by jyoungxxxx on Wed 27th Jan 2010 19:33 in reply to "RE[2]: Lame"
jyoungxxxx Member since:
2007-01-11

It is easy. They are being paid off. Follow the money, follow the money, it leads to all your answers! It doesn't matter what Ubuntu does though, The community will never be bought off.

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RE[3]: Lame
by Heard on Thu 28th Jan 2010 10:26 in reply to "RE[2]: Lame"
Heard Member since:
2009-12-24

Yahoo is supporting Canonical and therefore FOSS here by paying money to them. Sure, they get something back. But isn't it in the spirit of the GPL to get something back? ;)

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