Jun 14, 2011

Google Ditches Specialized Search Services.

Did you hear the news yet?  Google has discontinued its specialized Linux and BSD search pages. A Google spokesperson said the services were set up years ago to offer search across a limited index of the web which used to be the best way to find this information. But today, search quality has advanced a lot and now Google says your best bet is to find specialized info using the regular Google search box.

Other special searches removed include Google Microsoft, Google Mac and Google Uncle Sam. Recent online discussions are focusing mainly on the loss of Uncle Sam Google Search which specialized in searching U.S. federal, state and local information. Google Community Manager addresses the change in a forum thread.

Will this change affect you? Let us know.

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