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    for Finding stuff in general

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    Re: for Finding stuff in general

    I agree. Google is great.

    My long term search tool, <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.copernic.com>Copernicus</A>, has become significantly less usefull by not including Google in it's metasearch's.

    I still use Copernic for formal research, but, google is the way to go for quick searchs.

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    Re: for Finding stuff in general

    copernicus seems to require the downloadingh of a program to use the search engine.

    I would not do that.

    What do people think is the best online search engine that does not require such a download?

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    ileacy
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    Re: for Finding stuff in general

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    copernicus seems to require the downloadingh of a program to use the search engine.
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    Yes. But it is a different beast. Not only does it provide meta-searchs to a variety of standard and specialist sites (the pro version) it lets you *organize* and review your searches. Search results are cached locally and can be exported in other formats. Great for formal research and reviewing/updating current status of specific items.

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    What do people think is the best online search engine that does not require such a download?
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    I keep bouncing around, but, google seems to be best of breed at this time. Particularly with the merger of the dejanews archives.

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    Re: for Finding stuff in general

    I agree "google seems to be best of breed at this time".

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Re: for Finding stuff in general

    Have you looked into the Google Toolbar yet? It adds a toolbar to IE browsers (last info I have said Netscape support was in the works) that gives you customizeable advanced searches plus extras, without actually having to browse to Google. I find it to be very useful, and definately recommend it for anyone who uses Google frequently. <img src=/S/thumbup.gif border=0 alt=thumbup width=15 height=15>

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    Re: for Finding stuff in general

    Hi Howard
    I have a javascript search-engine for a web page, but as it's original code it'll cost you. I don't run a freebie service for those who sell their wares. And in case anybody thinks I'm being mercenary see <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.wopr.com/cgi-bin/w3t/showthreaded.pl?Cat=&Board=vb&Number=80647&page=&v iew=&sb=&o=&vc=1#Post80647>this post</A>

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    Re: for Finding stuff in general

    Google is tops in my book <img src=/S/thumbup.gif border=0 alt=thumbup width=15 height=15> and the Toolbar makes quick searching a breeze <img src=/S/eyeout.gif border=0 alt=eyeout width=15 height=15>

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