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Re: [tor-talk] Google as default search engine revisited
On 1/13/2012 7:45 PM, Andrew Lewman wrote:
It might be a stretch that the "majority" of [TBB] users want google. I
don't really care what search engine others use - whatever they want.
I've not found a huge difference in quality of search results from
engines like Ixquick vs google. Maybe it depends on WHAT your searching
for. Many don't know if other search engines are suitable, because
they've never tried them. Folks use google or bing for exact same
reason vast majority of people use Windows - because that's mostly the
only OS that non Apple mfgs put on machines, not because Windows is
inherently better than other OSs. McDonalds is the largest restaurant
chain in the world, but not because they have better food than any other.
On Thu, 12 Jan 2012 20:50:01 +0200
Maxim Kammerer<mk@xxxxxx> wrote:
On Thu, Jan 12, 2012 at 19:25, Andrew Lewman<andrew@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Also, the majority of users want google as their default engine due
to the quality of search results.
An earlier comment, "because it's the default engine in Firefox" holds
no water, if Tor Project gets no funding from leaving it the default
engine. Many users (even for TBB) will just use default settings &
default search engine. Maybe other easier to use (no "captchas"), more
privacy conscious engines could be made the default but still include
google in the list. If Tor users that want google can't figure out how
to select it from a list...
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