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Old 06-03-2011, 06:30 AM   #1
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[SOLVED] Is there no more <Linux> Google?


In the last few days I've noticed that my permanent link in Firefox's bookmark toolbar for <Linux> Google Search (www.google.com/linux) no longer opens the former search engine which displays only Linux results. It now redirects to (www.google.com/webhp) which is no different, afaict, from the normal Google page.

Putting the term "<Linux> Google" into Google gets me:
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<Linux> Google Search
Go to Google Home · Advanced Search · Preferences. Search the entire web from the Google home page! ©2011 Google - Google Home - Advertising Programs ...
www.google.com/linux - Cached - Similar
It's not a secret that Google is as evil as Microsoft. Now watch how much less friendly Google is towards Linux.

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Old 06-03-2011, 07:33 AM   #2
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According to this search, that result suggests a rootkit or virus. Very odd since it affects Linux and Windows.
 
Old 06-03-2011, 07:41 AM   #3
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It happens here too, must be something wrong at google.
 
Old 06-03-2011, 07:43 AM   #4
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XavierP, do you get <Linux> Google for www.google.com/linux ?

I have two computers running Linux which do the same thing.
 
Old 06-03-2011, 08:58 AM   #5
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I also get webhp. There's nothing on Google to say that it no longer exists.

Edit: just used an XP PC which is regularly scanned for security issues and it also gets webhp.

Tested using Google Chrome for Windows and Linux and Iceweasel. No change.

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Old 06-03-2011, 09:12 AM   #6
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Some thing is up at any rate. Non of the Special Google Searches work as they did.
 
Old 06-03-2011, 09:19 AM   #7
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Thanks XavierP. I've also tested other browsers and OSes, and have asked guys in IRC to do so. We all get the same result.

It's just more Google using Linux code and making their own systems from it and dumping Linux along the way. They've learned well from Bill Gates and Microsoft. Google now requires cookies for everything ... even Google Maps doesn't work properly without them. They're offering all manner of services, such as Google Voice, which is nice, to lure us into their web (pun intended).

Long live Linux ... may we work together well enough that our product outperforms "their product" and we continue to have a viable tool that is not controlled by evil business practices.

Years ago I tried a search engine called Cuil ... looks like they couldn't compete with the big guys, either.

Have been using start page but now it is "enhanced by Google" ... so is my sewer.
 
Old 06-03-2011, 09:21 AM   #8
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Let me guess, Chinese hackers.
 
Old 06-03-2011, 09:24 AM   #9
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Let me guess, Chinese hackers.
Don't be so naive ... it's simply greed.
 
Old 06-03-2011, 09:46 AM   #10
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I get webhp here as well (aptosid/iceweasel). Not that is any surprise.

LOL @ Chinese hackers. I normally get called something that rhymes with that (tin foil hatter) almost ever time I suggest that google isnt as nice as they make out.
 
Old 06-03-2011, 09:52 AM   #11
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Don't be so naive ... it's simply greed.
Come on, do you think I'm that naiive ? Of course it's not Chinese hackers, but I bet they blame it on them.
 
Old 06-04-2011, 03:24 PM   #12
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https://encrypted.google.com/search?...mozilla-search

That was the link I was sent to when I tried to use Google linux from the Firefox searchbar.

Back to using DuckDuckGo SSL
 
Old 06-04-2011, 03:37 PM   #13
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You can change your sig now.

I'm sick of Google, Mickey$oft, the whole lot of corporate cheats, thieves, and liars.
 
Old 06-05-2011, 03:38 AM   #14
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You're right they are. I boycott them all, Google, M$, $ony, Apple, etc.
 
Old 06-05-2011, 05:36 AM   #15
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Well so it's goodbye to old Google/Linux and welcome in the "New Whatever" just profoundly progress you don't have to like it
It's all in the way how you count and cope with progessive change, what's to like .. just use it..

sayonara Google/Linux

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