View Full Version : [ubuntu] Alternative to Google Search?

August 15th, 2011, 02:20 PM
I am running Ubuntu 11.04 and thoroughly enjoy using the best Operating System around today. I am also using Firefox 5 but dislike using Google. So could anyone suggest a search engine that doesn't try and take over the whole screen.

August 15th, 2011, 02:23 PM
http://webcrawler.com/ <-has all engines in one ;o

yahoo, bing, ask ?

SoFl W
August 15th, 2011, 02:30 PM
An alternate to GoogŁ€: duckduckgo.com (https://duckduckgo.com/)

Frogs Hair
August 15th, 2011, 02:38 PM

August 15th, 2011, 02:39 PM

Frogs Hair
August 15th, 2011, 02:42 PM
I have tried many , but as much as I don't like to write it , Google and Bing have the best results in my area . http://netforbeginners.about.com/od/navigatingthenet/tp/top_10_search_engines_for_beginners.htm

August 15th, 2011, 02:53 PM
Definately DuckDuckGo - It's really privacy focussed and has loads of advanced features.

August 15th, 2011, 02:54 PM
(actually this still takes over the whole page, and in fact still uses google). if you don't want it taking over the whole page what's wrong with a query bar? also if your using chromium you can just plug a query into the url area and it figures it out.

also swoogle.umbc.edu and swse.org are semantic web based search engines, which are quite interesting.

oh yes, the point of scroogle is supposed to be privacy, if thats important.

August 15th, 2011, 03:31 PM

older than google, and still exellent

August 15th, 2011, 04:41 PM
Think it's going to be between Altavista and DuckDuckgo at the moment. Thanks for all the help everyone.