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    Lightbulb Linux Beginners Search Engine

    Hello,

    I am an end user. In the beginning, I had a lot to search to work Ubuntu in the way I wanted. In an attempt to simplify search, I have just created Linux Beginners Search Engine.

    It Searches forums and wiki of Ubuntu, Mint, Bodhi, Pinguy OS, Zorin OS, PC Linux OS, VirtualBox, Wine, LibreOffice, K3b, with refinements (labels / Filters). It also includes some blogs and websites providing tips and tricks

    Clicking on Refinements searches urls only under that particular refinement, further filtering the search.

    e.g. searching for 'Upgrade Kernel' and clicking on Refinment 'Ubuntu' will only search Ubuntu Forums, Ask Ubuntu, Ubuntu Help and Ubuntu wiki.

    It contains 47 urls.

    Please give your thoughts / comments / feedback (positive or negative )

    Thanks
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    Re: Linux Beginners Search Engine

    Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't that what this does?

    http://www.googlubuntu.com/

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    Smile Re: Linux Beginners Search Engine

    thanks.

    A sort off, but was never aware.

    There is also Ubuntu Search, which includes Ubuntu Forums, Ubuntu Ask plus some popular blogs (some of it are not active any more).

    This search engine also includes other Ubuntu derivatives like mint, bodhi. zorin, pinguy. Some doubts are also explained in these forums.

    It has refinements (i.e. filters, labels), on clicking you can filter for that particular distro. Since most of them, except PClinuxOS (which has info about e17) are ubuntu based, so their tips and tricks can be applied to each other.

    I saw an excellent article on Desktop Environment and Window Managers on Mint Forums posted by Robin:

    What is the difference between Debian, Fluxbox, XFCE, ...


    I just hope, this saves search time, and is more topic specific.

    For Tips and Tricks, I have added some blogs like ubuntugeek, omgubuntu, ubuntu vibes, etc.
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    Re: Linux Beginners Search Engine

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    Re: Linux Beginners Search Engine

    Not to revoke old post, but this project is still active.

    UPDATE 27.1.2013:

    Added new features, made many changes and created new website for easy navigation. Please visit this website for latest updates.
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    Re: Linux Beginners Search Engine

    done many changes, please visit Recent Updates

    Created Wiki' wiki

    Wiki' wiki is an Index of other wiki sites and useful blogs, websites or pages which help understand Linux better. Purpose of Wiki's Wiki or Index of Wikis is: Accumulating Scattered Gems!

    We are creating an Index of useful links in an attempt to make it a on stop solution.

    Hope you find it useful. Success of this project depends upon you
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    Re: Linux Beginners Search Engine

    Quote Originally Posted by sunewbie;11254136 I have just created [URL="http://www.google.com/cse/home?cx=017607476515012185699:b_owgx6xyi0"
    Linux Beginners Search Engine[/URL]......
    I've bookmarked that useful resource - thanks!

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    Re: Linux Beginners Search Engine

    What a wonderful idea! A search engine just for new users. And how wonderful to see a reference to one of my teacher's contributions. He had a gift for making things easy to understand.

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    Re: Linux Beginners Search Engine

    Thank you Megaptera and Peripheral Visionary.

    Nice to know that LBSE is useful to you.

    @Peripheral Visionary

    Are you talking about blogs that i have added. Which one are you talking?

    Kind Regards
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    Re: Linux Beginners Search Engine

    Quote Originally Posted by sunewbie View Post
    .. @Peripheral Visionary

    Are you talking about blogs that i have added. Which one are you talking?

    Kind Regards
    I think possibly a blog by DixieDancer or XubuRoxMySox or 'Robin' I get confused as they (and Periheral Visionary) are writers of similar style and content. All are very pro Xubuntu, if that helps you narrow it down?

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