View Full Version : does anyone google problems before starting a thread?

August 18th, 2009, 10:57 AM
when i typed into google "why does ubuntu" google suggested "freeze", 500,000+ results.

whereas my last post showing a pic of all the results for vista was closed for bashing (which i understand) it raised a new question...

why does ubuntu slow, produced 2.9mil results
why does ubuntu suck, over 1mil results

why doesnt google list these as suggestions when i type in "why does ubuntu"? there are just as many people asking these questions as the other ones but there are no search suggestions for these

am i missing something? :confused: like how the search engines work?

p.s. ive checked, not all results lead back here ;)


August 18th, 2009, 11:51 AM
fireup gooogle

type in


then put in a space after the org and type in what u want to search for

or use this search engine instead


August 18th, 2009, 12:04 PM
cool, didnt know there was an ubuntu search engine, thanks!

August 18th, 2009, 12:10 PM
Google before starting a thread: yes. No need to ask questions when someone could have answered that question before. Some Ubuntu users could do the same, but I guess asking a question is easier then finding a solution yourself..

Often I find answers from non-Ubuntu sites, where the same solution applies. Had problems with my sound a while back, Gentoo wiki solved the problem for me.

August 18th, 2009, 12:14 PM
actually, I google before I answer a thread. :tongue:

chucky chuckaluck
August 18th, 2009, 02:16 PM
it may be that "why does vista" is asked many more times than "why does ubuntu". "why does minix" produces nothing.

August 18th, 2009, 03:36 PM
I google and then don't start a thread because every single problem I have had so far was not solved in these forums. I'm not complaining, I love these forums. I'm just unlucky it seems.

actually, I google before I answer a thread. :tongue:

Don't you love posting lmgtfy.com links to those who don't? :P

August 18th, 2009, 03:49 PM
Actually, I use the Ubuntu Forums pretty much exclusively to solve my problems. That, or well, my roommate from college whom used Macs/Linux exclusively his entire computing life. Learned a lot from him actually.

August 18th, 2009, 03:55 PM
Yes. It usually finds the right answer for me. If not, then I post.

Also, if I type in
Has anyone really been far even as decided to use even go want to do look more like? it shows 125,000,000 results!

August 18th, 2009, 04:02 PM
click (http://lmgtfy.com/?q=Ubuntu+%2B+Does+anyone+google+problems+before+t hey+start+a+thread)

August 18th, 2009, 06:17 PM
click (http://lmgtfy.com/?q=Ubuntu+%2B+Does+anyone+google+problems+before+t hey+start+a+thread)

that made me smile :)

August 18th, 2009, 06:20 PM
click (http://lmgtfy.com/?q=Ubuntu+%2B+Does+anyone+google+problems+before+t hey+start+a+thread)
Win. :lolflag: