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Google discontinues Google/Linux

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Having been puzzled by the results I've been getting with Google/Linux, I've done a bit of digging and found that Google has discontinued a number of specialised search facilities - but didn't bother to announce it.

 

If you use www.google.com/linux, you are redirected to www.google.com/webhp. To get Linux results, you have to include the word in the search terms.

 

Thanks to the unofficial GoogleSystem blog for the information.

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At first I was thinking "What a pack of clowns, shutting that down."

 

But the I remember google is a business, which is working on Android plus other OS's, so why make it easier for your competitors?

 

I guess I'll have to use the forum more :)

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I never used those options anyway, I simply did what they suggested naturally and probably most people did that as well, so I can understand why they dropped them.

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At first I was thinking "What a pack of clowns, shutting that down."

 

But the I remember google is a business, which is working on Android plus other OS's, so why make it easier for your competitors?

 

I guess I'll have to use the forum more :)

 

Both android and ChromeOS (Google's OS offerings) are based on Linux. Are; essentially, in fact, Linux.

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G'Day Phunni.

 

Long time no hear. Good to see you back here again. :thumbs:

 

Cheers. John.

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I never used those options anyway, I simply did what they suggested naturally and probably most people did that as well, so I can understand why they dropped them.

 

ditto. I used to use them but now typing linux (or my distro) first then my keywords deliver the same value that I need.

 

ciao!

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Thread title is ambiguous, borderline sensationalist.

 

I never used those options anyway, I simply did what they suggested naturally and probably most people did that as well, so I can understand why they dropped them.

 

Ditto that.

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