New Revenue for LinuxMint

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New Revenue for LinuxMint

Postby stevoTux on Sun Dec 11, 2011 8:45 pm

First of all I'm fan of LinuxMint. Currently I use maverick until MATE mature, then I'll switch. I have LinuxMint on separate HDD and I track changes every few days. I heard lots of stories of revenue streams thise days and I wonder does LinuxMint get revenue form Google. Recently I noticed change in Google's search request on Ubuntu with mozila-dev-team stabile ppa. For simple request "Zdravo" (Hi in English) I get this response in address bar:

http://www.google.com/search?client=ubuntu&channel=fs&q=zdravo&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8

In Mint's Firefox address bar is:

http://www.google.com/search?q=zdravo

Is it possible to LinuxMint generate ?client=linuxmint and get a revenue from Google? AND can I "fix" this client thingie to generate ?client=linuxmint on Ubuntu.
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Re: New Revenue for LinuxMint

Postby RETNUH on Mon Dec 12, 2011 12:41 am

As of Mint 12 the default search is DuckDuckGo. Mint gets revenue from that.
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