Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 21st Jun 2011 09:33 UTC
Internet & Networking Remember when Altavista was the search engine? Or Yahoo? They stuffed their search pages with useless, distracting crap, and using them became unpleasant. And then, bam, along came Google, with a simple, clear search page and uncluttered search results. However, now that Google has become this massive behemoth, tracking our every move, and tailoring our search results, leading to only being fed those pages you agree with - isn't it time for something new? Something simple? It might be, and you've undoubtedly heard of them: DuckDuckGo. I'm switching. Update: Just got an email from Gabriel Weinberg, the guy behind DuckDuckGo. The OSNews !bang (!osnews) is now live!
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Comment by Laurence
by Laurence on Tue 21st Jun 2011 10:06 UTC
Laurence
Member since:
2007-03-26

I've been using DDG for about a year now. While it's results aren't always as good as Googles (meaning I have to occasionally switch back), for the most part I prefer it.

In fact, it was recommended to me by someone else on here during one of the many epic "Google vs the world" discussions.

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RE: Comment by Laurence
by Wondercool on Tue 21st Jun 2011 10:16 in reply to "Comment by Laurence"
Wondercool Member since:
2005-07-08

Exactly the same here, it's my default search provider now for about a year. I won't go back, it's that good.

Edited 2011-06-21 10:16 UTC

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RE[2]: Comment by Laurence
by Neolander on Tue 21st Jun 2011 13:31 in reply to "RE: Comment by Laurence"
Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

Same here. Love the interface too, reminds me of the old google, before they destroyed their simple and clean interface due to featurisis.

Not so good on French requests, though ;)

Edited 2011-06-21 13:31 UTC

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RE: Comment by Laurence
by SnowBuddha on Wed 22nd Jun 2011 20:21 in reply to "Comment by Laurence"
SnowBuddha Member since:
2009-04-17

You don't have to switch back - just use !g <search string> - you'll get the results from google.

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RE[2]: Comment by Laurence
by Laurence on Thu 23rd Jun 2011 07:40 in reply to "RE: Comment by Laurence"
Laurence Member since:
2007-03-26

You don't have to switch back - just use !g - you'll get the results from google.

Thank you.

I would +rep you if I could

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