Ubuntu Switches to Yahoo! Search … Kinda

There’s been a lot of noise recently in the Ubuntu community about the announcement that Canonical is planning to switch the default search engine and home page in Firefox to Yahoo! Search. People are tweeting about it, podcasting about it, and generally getting worked up. Some think that it’s the end of the world (or an MS takeover of Canonical), some could care less.

Personally, I think it’s a good move. It’s actually kind of refreshing to see results from a different search engine now and then. Besides, it only takes two clicks to get you back to using Google. This is where things get interesting. You see, if you chose Google as your search engine in the search bar at the top of Firefox, you also will get a new default home page … featuring Google. A closer look seems to show that Canonical has not abandoned their partnership with Google at all and still sends a partner ID along with your search results.

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