View Poll Results: What will you do when Canonical swaps Google for Yahoo?

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  • Change the default back to Google.

    37 50.68%
  • Remove the distro version of Firefox and download directly from Mozilla

    8 10.96%
  • Switch to a new distro.

    8 10.96%
  • Do nothing and accept the changes.

    10 13.70%
  • Who cares??

    29 39.73%
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Thread: Yahoo Search

  1. #1
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    Yahoo Search

    It must be pretty common knowledge by now that Canonical are making Yahoo the default search engine for Ubuntu Firefox users. The question is, do any of us actually want this?

    I can understand Canonical needs to make money. Without money businesses fail. However I am perfectly with Google for my daily search needs. So how will this change impact on the Ubuntu user community? Will simply accept this change? Change it back to Google? Go looking for a new distro? What will you do?

    According to Boycott Novell, the default home page will also redirect search queries to Microsofts' Bing search engine. But still display the Yahoo logo.

    Personally I'll be changing the default search engine back to Google. I'll also change the default home page to Googles home page or a custom built page of my own. If Ubuntu updates mess with these settings I'll remove the repository version of Firefox and give serious thought to finding a new distro.
    Disclaimer: I reserve the right to be entirely wrong and historically inaccurate.

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    Re: Yahoo Search

    Quote Originally Posted by aikiwolfie View Post
    According to Boycott Novell, the default home page will also redirect search queries to Microsofts' Bing search engine. But still display the Yahoo logo.


    I just dont even know what to say to this.

  3. #3
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    Re: Yahoo Search

    Quote Originally Posted by aikiwolfie View Post
    according to boycott novell, the default home page will also redirect search queries to microsofts' bing search engine. But still display the yahoo logo.
    lol
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    Re: Yahoo Search

    Well I guess there's no huge damage done by switching to Yahoo. I'm sure they made such a decision based on something that we don't fully understand yet.
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    Re: Yahoo Search

    The backlash from this decision is such hypocrisy, considering how some FOSS activisits try so hard to accuse the "other side" of spreading FUD.

    If you like Google that much, there's always Chrome.
    When you politicize free software, it is no longer "free."

  6. #6

    Re: Yahoo Search

    Poor Google.
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    Re: Yahoo Search

    Yes, businesses need to make money, and if the most un-intrusive way is to change the default search engine, more power to them. If you don't like the new search engine, changing it is very easy. However, switching to the upstream version of the browser is an extreme response, and changing distros is even more extreme.

    Personally, if I still used Ubuntu, I would just change the default to Google, though it's likely I'd just use Chrome instead (and not because of the search engine change.)

    And by the way, Boycott Novell isn't the most reliable source of information... in several posts they actually use themselves as citations.

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    Re: Yahoo Search

    Quote Originally Posted by aikiwolfie View Post
    It must be pretty common knowledge by now that Canonical are making Yahoo the default search engine for Ubuntu Firefox users. The question is, do any of us actually want this?

    I can understand Canonical needs to make money. Without money businesses fail. However I am perfectly with Google for my daily search needs. So how will this change impact on the Ubuntu user community? Will simply accept this change? Change it back to Google? Go looking for a new distro? What will you do?

    According to Boycott Novell, the default home page will also redirect search queries to Microsofts' Bing search engine. But still display the Yahoo logo.

    Personally I'll be changing the default search engine back to Google. I'll also change the default home page to Googles home page or a custom built page of my own. If Ubuntu updates mess with these settings I'll remove the repository version of Firefox and give serious thought to finding a new distro.
    Good grief , its just the search engine , click click click its changed, and Canonical still gets paid and you can still have your Ubuntu OS. Someone has to pay the Ferryman at some stage. There is no money tree in the Canonical yard.
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  9. #9
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    Re: Yahoo Search

    Is Yahoo any good? I would please like honest data/opinions not just something like "Google is better".

  10. #10
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    Re: Yahoo Search

    [x] Leave Firefox unused.



    I don't care the changes.
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