Mozilla Delivers a Bing-ified Version of Firefox!
Ouch! Mozilla getting into bed with Microsoft?!? How far down have they come? Oh, the humanity!
“Mozilla has released a customised version of Firefox that defaults to Microsoft’s Bing.
The customised Firefox, released yesterday, sets Bing as your default search engine in the search box. AwesomeBar will also set Bing.com as your home page. If Bing on Firefox is your thing, you can download it here. Existing Firefoxers can change by installing the Bing Search for Firefox Add-on.
In a brief announcement here, Mozilla said a Bing-flavoured version of its browser extends the partnership with Microsoft announced last year.
That Microsoft deal, announced in October 2010, saw Mozilla add Bing to a list of search-engine options in the pull-down menu. This allows you to switch from the traditional default, Google.
Before that users could manually add Bing to the menu.
Microsoft welcomed Wednesday’s Bing update to Firefox, saying: ‘Now Firefox users who are Bing enthusiasts can use Firefox with Bing to use the web the way they want without having to take extra steps to navigate or customise their settings to Bing.’
Under its 2010 deal with Microsoft, Mozilla signed a financial agreement with the software giant to share revenue based on traffic sent from Firefox to Bing.
Details were not released back then or this week. The Mozilla post announcing the Binged Firefox browser makes no mention of financials.
Mozilla has been slowly separating itself from Google for about a year.”