Just to make it clear.. it is easily possible to have both
the "mint-edition" and "original" google side by side...
For each firefox profile, where you wish to have his:
- go to mycroft.mozdev.org/google-search-plugins.html
- find the google search you wish (for instance for your own country)
- click to add it and you're good to go....
The plugin will now reside in ~/.mozilla/firefox/[FF profile]/searchplugins/google-[your_choice].xml
If you wish to add this to the default for all users (all the same places mint does), copy it to the following folders (requires root):
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doing this of course means that they won't autoupdate, unless you actually run FF as root (which for obvious reasons can't be recommended)...
Being a new mint-user (LMDE, started yesterday), I have already found plenty of things that are IMO far superior compared to the Ubuntu i (once again) left behind (and of course a few minor issues such as this one).
If only the google functionalities were complete it would be fine with the branded version, but I guess seeing as it's on google's hands it's hard to do something about that fact... I do however agree with some previous posters that (as long as it's not a "full replacement") it shouldn't replace
the original search plugin, but instead add itself as eg. "google mint" and then be the default search engine, so the user can switch easily...
Oh, and regarding mint revenue, if I'm as happy about mint in a couple of months as I am now, I'll probably test the donate button