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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Bigger is not always better
by irbis on Fri 29th Jan 2010 02:17 UTC
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Google has been the leader in search engine business for some time now. It has had usability, good features and the largest databases. However, let's not completely dismiss the alternatives. The biggest may not always be the best, for your particular information need. It might sometimes be a good idea to give other search providers a chance too.

There is a lot that can still be improved in the field of Internet search. What is considered top quality now may still change many times in the future. Nowadays semantic search is a hot research topic in search engine development, and actually some much smaller new semantic search engines may still be more advanced in that sense than the old big ones:

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