Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 9th Feb 2011 23:29 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems And, of course, just as I decide to leave the live blogging to play a game of Left 4 Dead 2, HP drops the big bombshell right at the end of their press event: webOS is coming to PCs!
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RE[3]: Brave decisions at HP
by M.Onty on Thu 10th Feb 2011 10:02 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Brave decisions at HP"
M.Onty
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2009-10-23

Try DuckDuckGo.com for a decent search engine. I tried it about a fortnight ago and haven't used Google for anything (but image searches and SEO research) since. I haven't had that, "what results am I missing?" feeling that's so off-putting on Bing/Yahoo/Ask.

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RE[4]: Brave decisions at HP
by Laurence on Thu 10th Feb 2011 11:42 in reply to "RE[3]: Brave decisions at HP"
Laurence Member since:
2007-03-26

Try DuckDuckGo.com for a decent search engine. I tried it about a fortnight ago and haven't used Google for anything (but image searches and SEO research) since. I haven't had that, "what results am I missing?" feeling that's so off-putting on Bing/Yahoo/Ask.

Thank you a million times over - If I could mod you up I would.

I've been looking for an alternative search engine for months now.

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PlatformAgnostic Member since:
2006-01-02

Er? From the FAQ it looks like they use Bing for their searches (among a couple other sources).

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RE[5]: Brave decisions at HP
by Laurence on Thu 10th Feb 2011 13:23 in reply to "RE[4]: Brave decisions at HP"
Laurence Member since:
2007-03-26

Er? From the FAQ it looks like they use Bing for their searches (among a couple other sources).

They have their own crawler.

From what I understand, the other sources are only if you use !bang commands.

For example, DDG don't currently have an image search built in, so if you use !i [search criteria] then DDG will use Bing's image search.

This is quite a clever idea as it brings DDGs functionality up to par instantly without placing a dependance on other search engines for "normal" searches.

At least, that's if I understand the FAQ (http://duckduckgo.com/faq.html) correctly. It doesn't really make it all to clear how much their own crawler contributes to their index

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