Chris Beard, CEO of the Mozilla Corporation, announced in his blog Wednesday, 11 November 2014, that they were ending their 10-year relationship with Google. As of December, they begin a five-year "strategic partnership" with Yahoo. For those wondering why the switch, The Verge has an interesting take on it:
In tech, little things can have big consequences — in this case, a tiny search bar. Last night, Firefox made a surprising announcement: after 10 years with Google as its default search engine, it would be handing the tiny search bar over to Yahoo. On the face of it, it's a strange move. If you're looking for almost anything on the internet, Google is a much better way to find it than Yahoo is. But that small search bar isn't just a feature, it's a business. And it’s a business that reveals how Mozilla and Google could increasingly be at odds with each other.
[We touched on this in a recent story about Firefox's expanding search options, but this aspect seems significant enough to merit specific attention. -LaminatorX]
Pretty much a dup of a story that still sits on the main page [soylentnews.org].
Have we not said all there is to say about this?
I don't think it's a "dupe".
In all seriousness, we can't discuss Firefox and Mozilla enough. What has happened to it lately is atrocious. It isn't as bad as what has happened to Debian with this whole systemd debacle, but it's still very bad.
Mozilla has ruined Firefox's UI, even when so many users screamed, "NO! STOP!"
Mozilla hasn't really addresses the performance or memory usage problems (it's still slow on my system, and uses a lot of RAM), even though they say they have, or worse, when their supporters just claim that these very real problems don't even exist!
Then we shouldn't forget how Mozilla treated Brendan Eich. What a sorry display of intolerance, forcing a man from his job just because he dared to support the sanctity of marriage.
We need to talk about these problems until they're resolved.
In all seriousness, we can't discuss Firefox and Mozilla enough.
Both sides of the systemd debate feel the same way. You're all wrong.
There's no debate about systemd. There are no sides. Systemd is technologically flawed. It does not belong in Debian. That's it. There's nothing to debate.
Can somebody with mod points please do the right thing and mod up the parent? It's obviously not a "troll".