In a public mailing list announcement, the leader of the desktop team at Canonical, maker/sponsor of the Ubuntu Linux distribution, stated that the default search engine and home page bundled into Firefox will be switched from Google to Yahoo.
The switch is due to a new, and presumably more profitable, revenue sharing agreement with Yahoo, and will be implemented in the next official release, 10.04, slated for April. It's obviously an easy change or two to switch back to Google, but it raises the question of what's good for the makers, versus what the majority of users likely prefer. Do you mind having Yahoo as a default if it means more funds for Ubuntu to continue making its free operating system? Or should Canonical have stuck with what it had going?