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Old 09-01-2009, 10:49 PM   #1
tangoking
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"open-source-community-friendly" Search Engine?


Is there a search engine that is friendly to the open-source community? Like most, I've been using Google, and Microsoft is putting up big bucks to relentlessly mass-market its new search engine. However, all things considered, I'd prefer to ditch them both and find an open-source-community-friendly search engine.

Any suggestions?
 
Old 09-01-2009, 11:11 PM   #2
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I'm not sure I understand what you are getting at here...

You are saying you want to use a search engine that doesn't advertise? How exactly do advertisements make a product unacceptable for open source users or developers?
 
Old 09-01-2009, 11:14 PM   #3
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While I almost exclusively use Google, I think any search engine that finds me what I'm looking for, is friendly

Google Code and Google.com/linux are both open-source friendly IMHO.. They find tonnes of open-source stuff.

That said, I'm with MS3FGX, in that I maybe don't quite understand the question.

Sasha

PS - Is the question any relation to this other thread of yours? http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...d.php?t=617172

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Old 09-01-2009, 11:53 PM   #4
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I'm just looking for other good options.

I tend to shy away from the huge conglomerates--like Microsoft and Google--and look for companies that are perhaps more innovative but less well known.

I think that the Microsoft's massive "Bing blitz" spooked me a little. They obviously poured massive sums of money into a mainstream-media advertising campaign, trying to grab market share from Google. Their ads were just blanketing TV, the radio, talk shows, news, etc.

It sort of pushed me away from both of them, and made me want something else.

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Old 09-02-2009, 12:45 AM   #5
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try this one the Open Directory Project http://www.dmoz.org/ may be what you are looking for.
 
  


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