Mozilla Releases Bing Enabled Firefox

Mozilla has dished out a new version of its Firefox web browser which will come with Bing as a default search engine.

According to the open source outfit, the customised version of Firefox will come with Bing as the default search engine and Bing.com as the default home page.

Mozilla said that there were 20 different customised versions of Firefox available thanks to partnerships with various organisations like United Internet, Twitter, Yahoo and Yandex. Now, Bing has joined the list, as a part of Microsoft's efforts to compete with Google.

"Mozilla and Bing are pleased to make available Firefox with Bing, a customized version of Firefox that sets Bing as the default search engine in the search box and AwesomeBar and makes Bing.com the default home page," Mozilla said in a statement.

"Existing Firefox users can also make these changes by installing the Bing Search for Firefox Add-on," the Thunderbird maker said.

It is worth noting, as rightly pointed by c|net that the announcement comes just days before Google's search partnership with Firefox is set to expire.

Putting Bing exclusively on Firefox will ensure that people make their searches via the search engine, because usually, given a choice between search platforms, people tend to go for Google.