If you’re a Firefox user, you’re going to have to change your search engine preferences if you reinstall, or update Firefox in late December 2014. Mozilla announced recently that they are ditching Google Search as the default for their browser and instead adopting Yahoo Search as their default for new installs of the browser. The new deal with Yahoo will last five years and give the fledgling company a boot in advertising revenue and more mindshare.
With the next version of Firefox, Mozilla also plans to offer up to 61 search engines around the world with countries like China seeing Baidu as their default, while Russian users will have Yandex. Google Search will still be an option as well as DuckDuckGo, which is a useful service if you don’t want your searches logged by any one company.