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 Linux Beginners Search Engine

Created 3 years ago, edited 1 year ago.
Status changed 3 years ago
Author:

sunewbie
Status:
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23 votes
Idea:

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UPDATE 27.1.2013:
Recently I have done many changes and created wiki type site for easy reference to track changes on one page.

Please visit website here

Thank you

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Linux Beginner Search Engine (LBSE) is a Google Custom Search Engine Tailored To Search Specific Linux Sites and URLs Only. It weeds out many irrelevant links that we find in default google search. You can further narrow down search by selecting any of the 16 Refinement Filters and / or Date Range Filters.

In simple words LBSE gives Relevant Search Content by separating 'Class' from 'Mass'.

Please check out links below.

Links:

LBSE Home Page
How to Use LBSE
Sites that LBSE Searches
To-Dos
Recent Updates

New Section

Wiki's Wiki - An Intro
Wiki's Wiki - Index

Go to Linux Beginner Search Engine (LBSE) Home Page

We hope, you find this search tool useful.

Thanks

@sunewbie

Comments:

1 year ago

sunewbie
Added on 3.2.2013

Added PCLinuxOS Wiki under Tips & Tricks

http://pclinuxoshelp.com/

PCLinuxOS is not Debian / Ubuntu based. Unlike Debian / Ubuntu which uses .deb it uses .rpm package management system with apt-get. It's default desktop is KDE. PCLinuxOS has an excellent Wiki which will be very useful to anyone wanting to learn Linux and KDE. Though you will find articles which are exclusively applicable to PCLinuxOS, which you should ignore for applying it to Ubuntu based distros, it's wiki is well documented and very informative.
Created a New Page - News from Popular Linux Resources

This page aggregates feeds of popular Linux Distros and Blogs.
 
1 year ago

sunewbie
Added on 31.1.2013 under Tips & Tricks

http://helpsite.org/
 
1 year ago

sunewbie
Added 16 URLs to Tips & Tricks and 2 URLs to Mint

Added on 31.1.2013

Tips & Tricks

http://peppermintos.net/
http://peppermintos.com/guide/
http://wiki.lxde.org/en/Main_Page
http://blog.lxde.org/
http://docs.gimp.org/2.8/en/
http://inkscapetutorials.wordpress.com/
http://wiki.inkscape.org/wiki/index.php/
http://redmine.yorba.org/projects/shotwell/wiki
http://redmine.yorba.org/projects/shotw ... hotwellFAQ
http://yorba.org/shotwell/
http://gnome-look.org/
http://docs.xfce.org/
http://goodies.xfce.org/
http://blog.xfce.org/
http://wiki.xfce.org/tips
http://wiki.xfce.org/howto

Mint

http://linuxmint.mirocommunity.org/
http://linuxmint.com/planet/index2.php
 
1 year ago

sunewbie
Arch Wiki and created new refinement ArchWiki

Added 5 new sites to

Tips & Tricks

http://docs.xfce.org/
http://goodies.xfce.org/
 
1 year ago

sunewbie
Recently I have done many changes and created wiki type site for easy reference to track changes on one page.

Please find website address below

https://sites.google.com/site/beginnersearch/

Thank you
 
1 year ago

sunewbie
Update 21.1.2013

Added new Date Filters

For More details and screenshots, please visit here

New Filter / Refinement Cinnamon added

URLs added under Cinnamon

http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewforum.php?f=208
http://cinnamon-spices.linuxmint.com/desklets
http://cinnamon-spices.linuxmint.com/extensions
http://cinnamon-spices.linuxmint.com/applets
http://cinnamon-spices.linuxmint.com/themes
http://cinnamon.linuxmint.com/

Except for the first URL which takes you to Cinnamon sub-forum, URLs are added under refinements Mint and Cinnamon

I have also changed Date range filters. The range now starts from April instead of January. I am not been able to make Filters like 'Since Last year' as I only know how to enter fixed date range and not dynamic range which automatically changes every day.

I am not active in any other Linux Forum since long time, hence I will focus on Mint while making any changes in LBSE.
 
2 years ago

sunewbie
Updated Tutorial 629

 
2 years ago

sunewbie
Update: 25th Nov 2012

Added http://www.cyberciti.biz/ - Tips & Tricks

Thanks to @Thinker .
 
2 years ago

sunewbie
Thank you @thinker . I will update CSE soon and will post about same in this idea, forums and tutorials.  
2 years ago

Thinker
@sunewbie I really appreciate your work. I would recommend you to include include tutorials from website "www.cyberciti.biz" . I personally use Cyberciti and Sudobits tutorials as they are easy, elaborated and works 100%. Sudobits you have already included and also check tutorials from www.cyberciti.biz and include it in search if you find it useful.

Here are some examples:

http://www.cyberciti.biz/tips/howto-linux-write-burn-data-to-dvd-or-dvdrw.html

http://www.cyberciti.biz/tips/linux-how-to-encrypt-and-decrypt-files-with-a-password.html

http://www.cyberciti.biz/tips/top-linux-monitoring-tools.html

http://www.cyberciti.biz/faq/ubuntu-check-ram-memory-speed-specification-within-linux-machine/
 
2 years ago

sunewbie
Thank you @crismblog .

I also have a tutorial


and a sticky thread in forums Forums

do let me know if you know a site / blog that can be added to this CSE
 
2 years ago

crismblog
A good idea, promote it.  
2 years ago

sunewbie
thank you. sorry for delayed response. There is a lot of spam. I had 72 notifications!!!  
2 years ago

jose_manuel
Great, Great Idea !!!!!!!! I Promote this Idea.-  
3 years ago

sunewbie
UPDATE: 2.11.2011: Since there are two contributors, we have shifted the updates to google docs. Please find the link below

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1vhdA4FycX9ZQyVPzkHmYj59hj0c0s4iBI-xE2ZUTY6Q/edit
 
3 years ago

sunewbie
Posted and approved as a tutorial at

http://community.linuxmint.com/tutorial/view/629
 
3 years ago

sunewbie
Thank you @bluXrider .
This is for everybody. I only coined the idea. It is only useful if it is used. Anybody, who has technical knowledge, wishes to modify CSE then I would be happy to share authorship. It is even made sticky on forums.

I would like to thank mint community and the mods, that they are very lenient. CSE contains links to another sites other than mint, still they have appreciated this effort.
 
3 years ago

blueXrider
This is a nice little project. Looks like its under consideration and a new resource for the mint users. Congrats @sunewbie it a win-win situation.

Nice job on the research and the posting.

Thumbs-up and a attaboy.....:)
 
3 years ago

sunewbie
No issues. No hurry. Thank you @oscar799 for considering this idea :)  
3 years ago

oscar799
Marking it as Considered means a dev will look at it - but this may take a while  
3 years ago

sunewbie
Thank you @oscar799 .
I will definitely post it in tutorials. I am new to Linux world, so may be it will take some time. But I definitely will.

If you notice the comments, we are also planning to make Mint Custom Search Engine with refinements. I discovered that mint already has one, but without refinements. I have also came to know that a lot of revenue is generated, which helps @clem to work full time on mint. I certainly DO NOT wish to decrease revenue.

Refinement narrows down the search and makes it effective, but, i have noticed that on some topics with refinements clicked, ads disappear.

I need opinion of mods and dev teams whether I can go for it or not. I know you people must be busy these days, as Ubuntu 11.10 will be released soon. There is no hurry. I will also post in the forums. I found a thread discussing about CSE.

I was also hoping that if someone can post informative websites / blogs to make this engine very helpful to beginners in general.

Thank you
 
3 years ago

oscar799
I am marking this as Considered,but it may be best posted in the Tutorials section as it is a resource for new and not-so-new users  
3 years ago

sunewbie
EDIT: Added https://launchpad.net/ on 7.10.2011  
3 years ago

sunewbie
yes. It does shows same content.

CSE contains a radio button to search linuxmint.com, which includes forums and community.

Only thing that is missing is refinements like seperate refinement for different editions, newbie question, launchpad for bugs and ppa (since main edition is fully compatible with Ubuntu) and community video search by @Alexio .

I searched the forums and I will try to post it there. If it does not work, then for personal use, I will create it and share it in community.

What is your suggestion?

to add to it, CSE is created using ad-sense, and Mint gets donations only if somebody clicks on ads (which I rarely do)

by the way, I may sound dumb, but I did not get Tyltyl and Mytyl.
 
3 years ago

kazztan0325
Oh, Yes..., We are like Tyltyl and Mytyl.

For Isadora users -> http://www.linuxmint.com/start/isadora/

For Julia users -> http://www.linuxmint.com/start/julia/

For Katya users -> http://www.linuxmint.com/start/katya/

For LMDE users -> http://www.linuxmint.com/start/debian/

But each URL shows the same contents after all...

 
3 years ago

sunewbie
I have just found out the mint has its own custom search engine. It also generates the revenue from firefox integrated search. My concern, will this search engine have an effect on the revenue.

http://www.linuxmint.com/start/isadora/
 
3 years ago

sunewbie
I will create in a few days and post it.  
3 years ago

kazztan0325
I think creating 'Mint search engine' is a practical and effective idea.
It would be helpful for Mint users to research or to resolve issues which are particular to Mint.

May I ask you to create it when you have time?

 
3 years ago

sunewbie
how if we created Mint search engine, with focus one some section of forums, mint community videos.

e,g, in case of Forums, in support section, we can omit 'Non-technical Questions', we can omit chat, and 'introduce your self'. We can have separate links for each 'Desktops & Window Managers' and 'tutorials'.

Please check if it is a practical and effective idea. Setting refinments to search only a particular section or url makes it effective.
 
3 years ago

sunewbie
Great. This is very helpful. Thanks  
3 years ago

Alexio
This is a great idea! I just created a custom search engine for the Linux Mint related videos hosted on various video sharing websites.

The mint-green search box for videos is now available at the bottom of each page of the Linux Mint Community Videos website.
 
3 years ago

kazztan0325
@sunewbie:

It's my pleasure.
This page looks very nice.

 
3 years ago

sunewbie
Ok. I made two outbound links to open on new page using target="_blank". They are now working.

Thank you.
 
3 years ago

kazztan0325
Most important thing is your customized search engine.

About 47 URLs, I think you need not change them to clickable links.
They are a kind of reference (or information).

 
3 years ago

sunewbie
I think now it is complete. Please let me know if any other urls are needed to be added.

Also do let me know if i need to make all 47 urls clickable.
 
3 years ago

sunewbie
closing tag was missing :)  
3 years ago

kazztan0325
For example, for Link to 'Ask Ubuntu', you have to type like below:

<a href="http://askubuntu.com/">Ask Ubuntu</a>

It would be shown like below:

Ask Ubuntu

 
3 years ago

sunewbie
Got it. Thanks

Do I need to change all 47 urls to clickable links?
 
3 years ago

kazztan0325
@sunewbie:

You are welcome!

By the way, Links for Website doesn't work..., Something wrong..., but I cannot find why...

 
3 years ago

sunewbie
its ok @kazztan0325. The list will make things easy  
3 years ago

sunewbie
update:

added 47 urls

Thank you @kazztan0325 for help. I will update it.
 
3 years ago

kazztan0325
@sunewbie:

Sorry, I carelessly lost sight of 'Ask Ubuntu'.
I asked myself: "Where are my eyes?"

 
3 years ago

kazztan0325
@sunewbie:

You can use HTML tag like below:

<a href="URL/of/Website">NAME-of-Website</a>

If you want to make its style bold,

<b><a href="URL/of/Website">NAME-of-Website</a></b>

If you want to make its style italic,

<i><a href="URL/of/Website">NAME-of-Website</a></i>

If you want to make its style bold & italic,

<i><b><a href="URL/of/Website">NAME-of-Website</a></b></i>

 
3 years ago

sunewbie
a silly question. How can you insert a hyperlink in comments and the idea column  
3 years ago

sunewbie
already added :)

I will list all 48 urls. So this will make it easy.
 
3 years ago

kazztan0325
@sunewbie:

What about adding 'ask ubuntu'?

 
3 years ago

sunewbie
Sorry there was an editing problem.

@remoulder

I do not know any kind of coding. I don not have / manage any website or blog. I can only say that it is not ONLY restricted to Mint.

@blueXrider

If you want any more sites distros to be added, please let me know. I may be slow in response, but will definitely add it. I tried to add ubuntu derivates and shifting from one derivative to other will have a little learning curve.

Thanks
 
3 years ago

sunewbie
Sorry friends. I do not regularly log-in.

Thank you all for your comments

I am a non-technical end user. It helped me to filter my search. Simply type Upgrade and click any distro like mint or bodhi. Ii helped me, so I thought I would like to share it.

@blueXrider

I do not know any kind of coding. I don not have / manage any website or blog. I can only say that it is not ONLY restricted to Mint.

If you want any more sites distros to be added, please let me know. I may be slow in response, but will definitely add it. I tried to add ubuntu derivates and shifting from one derivative to other will have a little learning curve.

Thanks
 
3 years ago

kazztan0325
Excellent!

I appreciate your effort, @sunewbie !

 
3 years ago

RayWoods
@remoulder: What planet are you on? You certainly didn't try the link that @sunewbie provided at the end of the first paragraph. Perhaps you should take another look. I for one can not see an address for a personal web site in the text of this idea.  
3 years ago

blueXrider
Another resource for newbies. Bookmark it! I'm sure someone in the community has a list of good Linux bookmarks that should be posted.

 
3 years ago

remoulder
This seems like a promo for your website not an idea relevant to mint.  
3 years ago

Emil89
Seems to work. I like it.  
3 years ago

RayWoods
Well, I've just tried it and it works for me. I searched for Sony VAIO webcam and one of the early finds was my question on getting the webcam to work with Linux Mint >9. This is very effective, well done!  

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