Not all that long ago, there was a bit of concern over Ubuntu making Yahoo, their default search provider. Now the news is out that we can once again, see sanity returning to the Ubuntu development team thanks to re-inclusion of Google to their midst.
At this point, no one seems to know why Google was removed in the first place. The speculation is that Google simply pays more. Which is not all that surprising, consider the poor shape Yahoo is in and how Google actually users Ubuntu for their own needs.
The part of all of this that cracks me up, is the idea that the switch to Yahoo had anything to do with “user experience”. Please, it’s a revenue stream…nothing more. Claiming otherwise, is hogwash.