OS Google searches
November 7, 2001 3:53 PM   Subscribe

OS Google searches are pretty helpful when you're looking for Mac or Linux-specific info, and they each come with their own Google logo.
posted by jragon (10 comments total)
Heh, cool. I never noticed that before. Thanks!
posted by borgle at 3:54 PM on November 7, 2001

i love the first result for this
posted by atom128 at 4:03 PM on November 7, 2001

Damn, if any purely-Internet business deserved respect, Google is it. Their usefulness is far beyond any other free service.
posted by mmarcos at 4:12 PM on November 7, 2001

Don't forget the BSD version..
posted by valerie at 4:15 PM on November 7, 2001

Don't forget the "Elmer Fudd" language option in the Preferences menu.
posted by tpoh.org at 4:59 PM on November 7, 2001

Actually, here's a direct access link.
posted by tpoh.org at 5:00 PM on November 7, 2001

Google is cool. There are a few other specialty searches that I know of: the University Search and the US Government Search.

There are also Google "sites" in other languages: Afrikaans, Albanian, Bengali; Bangla, Bork, bork, bork!, Bulgarian, Catalan, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Elmer Fudd, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, Galician, German, Greek, Hacker, Hindi, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Malay, Malayalam, Nepali, Norwegian, Pig Latin, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Swedish, Tagalog, Tamil, Telugu, Turkish, Ukranian, and Welsh.

Google has a few national searches: Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Korea, Switzerland and UK.

Finally, for those that don't know, Google has three indexes that fluctuate as the primary index when Google is updating: http://www1.google.com/, http://www2.google.com/ and http://www3.google.com/.
posted by danec at 7:10 PM on November 7, 2001

Whoa danec thanks a lot!
posted by riffola at 7:44 PM on November 7, 2001

I'm waiting for the OED to announce "google" as a verb.
posted by walrus at 5:33 AM on November 8, 2001

I mean a new usage of it (doh!).

It actually means to deliver a googly in cricket, apparently.
posted by walrus at 5:36 AM on November 8, 2001

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