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#16 cat1092

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Posted 19 October 2014 - 12:02 AM

For Linux stuff DuckDuckGo is better.

 

Much better than Yahoo, which some distros provides by default. My Google profile is synced across my computers, and every time I check which search engines are installed (though I don't use them), Yahoo, Ask & AOL will be in there. The Yahoo one comes from Linux Mint, it's their default search engine, and the first thing I change. Many of their results sends one to their cruddy forums, where a question was asked 5 years ago, and one doesn't have the right answer. 

 

DuckDuckGo, while better then Yahoo & Bing, isn't as good as Google, though it's still a decent search engine. It can also be added to Firefox on Windows, while it's mostly LInux users using it, some Windows & Mac users do too. 

 

For privacy, nothing beats ixguick. But this is more for those looking for "https" hits, and other than the fact that one's ISP may know the search engine was used, that's it. One can add ixquick w/out adding "Startpage", which I don't recommend. ixquick can be used on most all OS's. 

 

DuckDuckGo is a good search engine & has lots of potential, if more used it, more hits would be listed for what one wants. That's how search engines works, and that's why Google is #1, though it comes with a price, loss of privacy (what's that on the Internet in 2014 anyway?). Anyway, DuckDuckGo doesn't feed one with a bunch of junk, even if one doesn't find what they're hunting, and with time will improve results. 

 

 

 

That's funny you mentioned that site cat, as this is what I used to edit my psensor files.  I knew it to be a good resource and it was, love that site!

pcpunk, glad you like it! :thumbup2:

 

Just so happens, as you probably already know, that author has lots of pages on how to set up Linux Mint & Ubuntu (including most all of the "buntus"), for best configuration of one's Linux distro. 

 

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Posted 11 November 2014 - 09:21 AM

Does any one possibly know a link for a free HTML and PHP programming book?



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Posted 11 November 2014 - 03:47 PM

Try looking here.,

http://www.noobslab.com/2013/11/download-linux-command-cheat-sheet-and.html

 

http://www.phpreferencebook.com/pdf/



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Posted 11 November 2014 - 04:50 PM

Thanks nick. i missed getting to take html and php programing this semester and i need a base knowledge of it for another class next semester.

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Posted 11 November 2014 - 08:41 PM


DuckDuckGo is a good search engine & has lots of potential, if more used it, more hits would be listed for what one wants.

I've alwys found what I'm looking for with it.


A/V Software? I don't need A/V software. I've run Linux since '98 w/o A/V software and have never had a virus. I never even had a firewall until '01 when I began to get routers with firewalls pre installed. With Linux if a vulnerability is detected a fix is quickly found and then upon your next update the vulnerability is patched.  If you must worry about viruses  on a Linux system only worry about them in the sense that you can infect a windows user. I recommend Linux Mint or, if you need a lighter weight operating system that fits on a cd, MX14 or AntiX.


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Posted 11 November 2014 - 10:24 PM

 


DuckDuckGo is a good search engine & has lots of potential, if more used it, more hits would be listed for what one wants.

I've alwys found what I'm looking for with it.

 

 

It's better than it was a year ago, much better than 2 years back. Like I stated, the more that uses it, the more accuracy hits will be found. That's a large part of how any search engine works. Simply by being popular. One search engine that many Linux distros has used by default, and some continues to, Yahoo, are loaded with junk hits & one has to sort through too much to find what's needed, which is why I deleted it. Yet despite deletion, Yahoo continues to show in those to delete in Google Chrome's search engine list & I continue to trash it. The folks at Linux MInt should never had partnered with such a spam hole & malware spreader (evidenced by the many Topics in Security where a Yahoo product was involved in the infection). 

 

DuckDuckGo has lots of potential, if the folks who manages it stays on course. This search engine has success written all over it. 

 

I've been using it more as of late, on all of my OS's, when on Firefox. 

 

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Posted 13 November 2014 - 01:31 AM

Free e-book on Foundations of Python Networking, though this may be multi-platform, may be of interest to Linux users. 

 

http://it-ebooks.info/book/4327/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+IT-eBooks+%28Free+Download+IT+eBooks%29

 

Covers a lot of areas. 

 

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Posted 14 November 2014 - 12:17 AM


 

DuckDuckGo has lots of potential, if the folks who manages it stays on course. This search engine has success written all over it.

Hear, hear. +1 :thumbup2:

 

Back in the old days, when dinosaurs roamed the earth, there was Yahoo,and then Google.Yahoo was described as a "search engine", as were others of its ilk, but Google was described as a "hand-built directory" - it had (many) people input, instead of robots and spiders crawling the Web. Google employees were supposed to be deliriously happy to be going to work, but it built up its initial following by providing results that were more of a "hit" or a "match" on what you had searched for.

 

I am unsure of the human element in any of them nowadays, but DuckDuckGo certainly appears to be up with them, particularly in Linux-related searches, and Linux Mint ships with it as being one of the higher-placed resources in its drop-down menu from the Firefox browser

 

Nuff said!

 

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BTW LinuxChic - Lightning strike Tuesday night took out part of our local telephone exchange, and so the district has had no internet for nearly three days until a few minutes ago, I have been going bananas.

 

I will be responding to your PM asap, following playing "catch up" on these Topics. Cheers!



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Posted 17 November 2014 - 02:12 AM

Speaking of Yahoo, it would be fantastic of Linux Mint & other Linux distros removed it from the list of search engines, and replace it with DuckDuckGo out of the box. 

 

Just performed a total fresh install of Linux Mint 17 MATE 64 bit today, as soon as I opened Firefox, Yahoo was right there. Some Linux distros are including DuckDuckGo as the default search engine. I removed Yahoo & replaced it with DuckDuckGo HTTPS, as those are the sites I prefer, when available, and wouldn't consider making a transaction on one that's not "https". Not worth the risk. 

 

Though I haven't looked over there in a couple of days, there was a time in recent history, especially with XP users, Yahoo played a part in the computer getting infected. Maybe through the ads on the site, or the nearly non-existent spam filtering, even for paying customers. Plus their searches for solutions often leads back to their "Answers" site, some of which hasn't had a response in 5+ years, and at best, are a waste of time. 

 

DuckDuckGo is a legit contender & hopefully they won't sell out to one of the bigger players down the road. 

 

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Posted 03 December 2014 - 03:17 AM

http://eduunix.ccut.edu.cn/index2/pdf/Debian%20GNU-Linux%20Bible.pdf

 

Great book to learn Debian ground up.



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Posted 03 December 2014 - 06:07 AM

Thanks for the lead -it is an old book (2001) - still relevant? 677 pages, too.

 

Cheers

 

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Posted 03 December 2014 - 02:51 PM

Link not working.



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Posted 03 December 2014 - 07:54 PM

Works for me, just did it again (saved book in between)

 

50 pages in, not sure it has contemporary application, but a nice link though for historical interest?

 

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Posted 05 December 2014 - 11:39 PM

 

Link not working.

 

It worked for me but was slow in loading. 

 

Maybe the host site is high in demand, or partially down for maintenance. Most of these sites hosts many GiB's of material daily. 

 

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Posted 05 December 2014 - 11:44 PM

Members, from here on out, lets keep the Topic on what I created it for, free access to Linux material. 

 

There's no need to be discussing search engines & other chit chat here. This isn't a typical discussion Topic. 

 

I'm seeking as many links to free (and legit) links to Linux & LibreOffice e-books for the benefit of the Community. 

 

Thank You for your cooperation.  :)

 

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