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Ubuntu 10 and a Deal with Yahoo?

Curiosity got the best of me this morning when I got on my Ubuntu machine.  When I looked to the address bar and was about to type in the address, I remembered that Ubuntu 10 was in development, and wondered what the start page would look like. So I went to http://start.ubuntu.com/10.04/ and was quite surprised to find that it had Yahoo! Search written in place of the regular Google banner. After a quick Google search, I then found out what was happening. It seems that according to http://lwn.net/Articles/371358/ that Canonical (which runs the development of Ubuntu) has worked out a sharing deal with Yahoo in order to provide more development resources for the future development of Ubuntu. This deal seems rather surprising however considering that Yahoo and Bing just made a deal stating that Yahoo will just be delivering Bing results.

Luckily, if you do not like Yahoo, the default page will change based on your browsers default search settings.

Posted By Robert

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