Search engines in Linux Mint
Why aren't some search engines included in Linux Mint?
Search engines which share with Linux Mint the revenue Linux Mint users generate for them are included by default in our operating system.
How do search engines help Linux Mint?
When you search the Web, within the results of your queries, advertisers pay search engines for clicks and impressions of ads and sponsored results. Some engines share that revenue with us and help keep Linux Mint free.
Is it possible to use other engines in Linux Mint?
Yes. To do so, scroll down to the "Other search engines" section.
What does Linux Mint recommend?
Unlike many other operating systems Linux Mint is free and entirely focused on developing its operating system. Donations and funding make it possible for our project to grow without engaging in commercial activities. As a Linux Mint user, there are many ways you can help us. It's your decision whether using a particular search engine is one of them. It's also important for us that you are happy with Linux Mint and that you enjoy your experience with it. This page gives you the information you need about search engines and how some of them are helping us, but also makes it easy for you to add alternative search engines if you decide to do so.
Search engines included in Linux Mint
The following search engines are either non-commercial, or they participate in funding Linux Mint by sharing the revenue Linux Mint users generate for them:
|Yahoo||The 2nd largest search engine on the Web, full of features.|
|Duck Duck Go||A search engine which augments traditional results and improves relevance. Its philosophy emphasizes privacy and does not record user information.|
|Amazon||The largest online store|
|Wikipedia||The largest online encyclopedia|
Other search engines
Although they're not included by default, the engines below are either non-commercial or share the revenue Linux Mint users generate:
|Non-commercial and partner engines|
These search engines do not share the revenue Linux Mint users generate for them, and are not included in Linux Mint:
Some of the most popular engines were added above. To add one of them, click on its logo. If your favorite engine does not appear on this page, please contact Linux Mint for it to be included.