Google discontinues Linux & *BSD search pages.

Posted: June 9, 2011. At: 5:53 AM. This was 6 years ago. Post ID: 1626

http://www.linuxtoday.com/news_story.php3?ltsn=2011-06-08-018-41-NW-DP

 

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Search engine giant Google has discontinued it`s dedicated Linux and *BSD search pages, preferring a standard unified search page instead, this is part of the new Google, where search quality has improved considerably and now you can search using search terms like [ubuntu nvidia issue] or [fedora 15 gdm bug] and get specific search results related to that specific distribution of Linux you are wanting help with. This does work very well these days, I have hardly used the Linux search pages since they were provided, the general search always provided useful information anyway. Google gave not warning before these pages were removed, but there is an alternative here: http://blekko.com/ws/linux Here is a search engine that uses slashtags to filter search results. I always used to use Yahoo to search the web before Google, but now that Google basically rules the Internet I use them all the time. But the Internet was very different before all the Web 2.0 stuff that is around now, when you used to use Netscape Communicator 4.77 to browse the Internet you had postage stamp sized movies to watch on the Internet in realplayer and downloading clips from Dragonball Z in 320×240 resolution. We could not have dreamed that we could stream 1080p video from the Internet. That truly is a revolution.

 

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