Bye, Google, Yahoo! to Become Default Search Engine in Firefox (Ubuntu)

By | January 27, 2010 | 1 Comment


Bye, Google. Yahoo! to Become Default Search Engine in Firefox (Ubuntu)Starting from Ubuntu 10.04 (Ubuntu Lucid), the default search provider in new OS installations will be set to Yahoo! rather than Google.

The following announcement comes after Canonical Ltd. (company behind Ubuntu) struck a revenue sharing deal with Yahoo! Inc.

As for stats, Yahoo! search market share in US slipped down from 8.5% (November) to 8.28% (December), according to Stat Counter.

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  • http://my.opera.com/rafaelluik Rafael

    Hmm, I’m also very excited with the Yahoo+Bing deal.
    I hope them to fix the Brazilian Bing index, the database must be weak since when I search for “opera” it doesn’t even finds http://www.opera.com O.O

    If I switch to the English – US website the results are magnificent but everything comes to English. :(

    Microsoft Brasil sucks.