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17

PC-BSD and Blekko

Yesterday the PC-BSD project announced its partnership with the Blekko search engine. From the press release:

PC-BSD, a free open-source operating system that focuses on desktops and laptops, announced today that blekko, the popular human-curated search engine, has been chosen as the default search engine in the latest release of the operating system.

Blekko is a comprehensive search engine known for producing relevant search results. Using slashtags, curated sets of web sites organized around a particular topic, blekko combines the mechanical prowess of Google with human editors and communities in order to eliminate spam in search results and create a personalized search experience for its users.

PC-BSD 9.0, the latest release of the operating system, incorporates a search page powered by blekko that enables users to effortlessly search for quality, relevant and spam-free search results within the PC-BSD community. Users can also personalize their blekko search engine page with their own slashtags, and can share results with friends through social media channels, including Facebook.

Blekko is a new and refreshing way to find what you need on the Internet,” says Kris Moore, Director of PC-BSD Software Development at iXsystems. “The slashtag concept in particular breathes new life into finding relevant search results, without all the needless sifting through pages of often unrelated content.”

Blekko has tapped the PC-BSD community to edit and maintain the PC-BSD slashtag. The newly created slashtag “/pcbsd” only shows quality results from trusted PC-BSD-related websites.

We hope the PC-BSD community will embrace the blekko cause of eliminating spam from search by allowing users to curate the web”, says Greg Lindahl, CTO at blekko. “PC-BSD users are exactly the sort of inquisitive people who can help create a better search experience for everyone.”

PC-BSD 9.0 uses Blekko as the home page for web browsers installed with AppCafe™. If you’d like to try out Blekko, the PC-BSD themed Blekko page is here.

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Written by dru. Posted in 9.0, new features

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Comments (4)

  • draconian
    November 17, 2011 at 8:20 pm |

    Sounds great I’ll start using it going forward!

  • Weaver
    December 3, 2011 at 12:42 pm |

    I use Blekko, but

    http://​yacy​.net/​en/

    is interesting also.

  • Georg
    June 1, 2013 at 5:36 pm |

    Yes, I agree, http://​yacy​.net/​en/ should be thoroughly evaluated and worked into the swing of things here.

    I ran it briefly on the Apple MacBook Pro and it worked very well. Unfortunately I gave up the ghost on Apple a few minutes into the test when my Lenovo R400 came in the mail. Which will have PC-BSD on it come Monday when my RAM gets here.

    It would be nice to be able to just Install YaCy from the PBI or something. I am trying to be totally “Google Free” on my real computers here real soon.

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