[xubuntu-users] Default search engine - Was: Installing Xubuntu from a flash drive

Ralf Mardorf ralf.mardorf at alice-dsl.net
Sat Sep 14 18:42:41 UTC 2013

On Sat, 2013-09-14 at 14:22 -0400, Bill wrote:
> On 09/14/2013 02:07 PM, Ralf Mardorf wrote:
> > On Sat, 2013-09-14 at 14:02 -0400, Bill wrote:
> >>> On 09/14/2013 09:42 AM, Steven Verner wrote:
> >>>>> You need wo make sure your bios is set to boot from usb.
> >>>>> Some(most modern ones) BIOS have a simple aption to set usb
> >>>>> as the first boot device, soem will even view it as another
> >>>>> hard drive, in which case you change the hdd boot priority as
> >>>>> the usb drive, and some (usually older) won't have the option
> >>>>> at all, in which case you will need PLBT.
> >>>
> >>> "PLBT"? I did a quick search for the anacronym which yielded
> >>> nothing useful. I'd like to know what you mean, because if you
> >>> mean that "PLBT" makes booting from usb possible on an older
> >>> computer, I would like to try it on one of mine (a Dell Inspiron
> >>> 530; the bios shows the option but then won't boot to the
> >>> bootable usb when selected). Thanks.
> >>
> > Using https://startpage.com  search engine, searching for "usb boot
> > plbt" without the quotes, I get
> >
> > http://www.linuxjournal.com/content/using-plop-boot-manager-usb-boot
> >
> > and several other hits.
> Thanks! I'll be looking into that. (And thanks for the tip on 
> startpage.com. First I've heard of it as well. It amazes me what I learn 
> from the folks like you on this list.)

I'm not satisfied with the hits I get when using Duck Duck Go and
Ixquick, so I always ended up with evil Google. When I talked about it
at Debian user mailing list, somebody mentioned Start Page by Ixquick
and I'm completely satisfied with it, even with family filter enabled.
However, family filter can be disabled by the settings. This is needed
even if you're just searching for Linux stuff, e.g. if you search for
"linux pornview" it is censored with family filter enabled.

If you disable family filter you get what you want, "PornView project is
an image and movie manager and viewer with thumbnail previews" with
packages for all major distros. Note, disabling seems not to work for
"English UK", but it does for at least "English" and "German".


I'll recommend it to the Ubuntu Studio devel list as default search
engine, perhaps Xubuntu can add it to the default browser, as default


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