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Yahoo to be the default search engine in Firefox that ships with Ubuntu!

By Debjit on January 28th, 2010 

Yahoo logoFrom now on, the Firefox Browser that is shipped with Ubuntu Linux will have Yahoo! Search as the default search engine in the Firefox Search bar. Now, this means a big loss to Google as a major chunk of it's traffic that used to come from Firefox Browsers in Ubuntu, won't come any more. Users can always change the default search engine but many of them would prefer not to!

As Ars Technica reports:

Canonical, the company behind the popular Ubuntu Linux distribution, revealed today that it has established a revenue sharing agreement with Yahoo. As part of the deal, the Firefox Web browser that is shipped in Ubuntu will be configured to use Yahoo as the default search engine . . .

The change will encompass both the search provider in Firefox’s toolbar and the default start page. Users will still be able to quickly change the default search service by clicking the search provider icon in Firefox and selecting the search service of their choice from the dropdown menu. In order to make it easier for users to switch completely, Canonical is customizing the browser so that switching your default search provider will also change your start page if you haven’t already set one.

Now you must have noticed that we are currently running a poll on search engines, here on As of writing this post, the poll results clearly show Google is still the crowd favorite! Well the best approach is to scour through various search engines to get the desired result. That is what I do whenever I search for a thing on the Internet - I do not limit my self to just one search engine.

Via SearchEngineLand, Original Image Via TopNews


Yahoo to be the default search engine in Firefox that ships with Ubuntu! was originally published on on January 28, 2010 - 1:38 pm (Indian Standard Time)