Lucid changes default Firefox search provider to Yahoo!

It has come to light that in the next release of Ubuntu (Lucid), the default search provider in Firefox will change to Yahoo!

My first thought on this matter was to shout Noooooo!!!!

This might have been a little extreme, but not¬†expected on my part. I don’t like it when things that I like, change. Especially when it is my default search provider. I am quite fond of the Google search and I want it to stay.

After my trauma had subsided, I thought about it for a moment. Why shouldn’t companies ¬†make money in this way. It was only last week that we heard that Bing was going to be the default search provider on the iPhone after a deal with Microsoft. The change in Ubuntu is not vastly dissimilar. I am sure that the extra cash will be welcomed by Canonical.

I wonder what the future has in store? How many more distributions will change their default search for some cold hard cash.


Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Lucid Lynx Release Schedule

On the 14th January the second alpha of the next long term support version of Ubuntu Linux will be released.

I thought I would post the current release schedule for all the milestones of Lucid Lynx.


  • Alpha 1 – 10th December 2009
  • Alpha 2 – 14th January 2010
  • Alpha 3 – 25th February 2010
  • Beta 1 – 18th March 2010
  • Beta 2 – 8th April 2010
  • Release Candidate – 22nd April 2010
  • Final Release – 29th April 2010

For more information on this upcoming release look at the following links.

Wiki –

Lucid Testing –