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UPDATE 27.1.2013: Added new features, made many changes and created new website for easy navigation. Please visit this website for latest updates.
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.
Added on 3.2.2013
Added PCLinuxOS Wiki under Tips & Tricks
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.
Added on 31.1.2013 under Tips & Tricks
Added 16 URLs to Tips & Tricks and 2 URLs to Mint
Added on 31.1.2013
Tips & Tricks
http://redmine.yorba.org/projects/shotw ... hotwellFAQ
Arch Wiki and created new refinement ArchWiki
Added 5 new sites to
Tips & Tricks
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
I have just discovered you're search engine, tried it and like it very much. Well done, thanks.
Added new Date Filters
For More details and screenshots, please visit here
New Filter / Refinement Cinnamon added
URLs added under Cinnamon
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.
Hey this is fantastic.
Only one place to go to search for answers and solutions :)
All I've got to do now is ask the right questions! lol.
UPDATE: 2.11.2011: Since there are two contributors, we have shifted the updates to google docs. Please find the link below
UPDATE: Some Eye candy for CSE by @mrjoeyman has improved look-n-feel of this CSE and has given some eye candy effect. - 29.10.2011
If anybody is interested in maintaining this CSE, I will happily share authorship.
Here is the link
Anybody interested can share his/her thoughts with @mrjoeyman (forums)
Form post Link
Added https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Main_Page on 28.10.2011 - Arch
Added https://bbs.archlinux.org/ on 28.10.2011 - Arch
Added https://bugs.archlinux.org/ on 28.10.2011 - Arch
Thanks to @Vincent Vermeulen.
Added http://www.reddit.com/r/linuxmint/ and http://linuxmint-art.org/kb/ to mint
Thanks to @Alexio .
Great job! Thank you @sunewbie!
I think google has explained in easy way to create custom search engine. It is very easy (since I managed to create one ;).
You can ignore keywords. While adding urls, just keep default option 'Include all pages whose address contains this URL'
The most important customization is 'Refinements':
This is similar to a tagging system. You can add as many refinements or tags as you want to narrow visitor search experience.
Once searchers click on the refinement or labels, Google will filter search results containing specific tags or labels. To add refinements, click on the “Add Refinement” button. Add your Refinement name, select either searching only labeled domains or providing priority to labeled domains. I have selected 'only search labeled domains'. This very effectively narrows down the search.
Using the lists of sites and the refinements you can create powerful custom search engine.
You can visit following sites:
This site has good screenshots
That's a great idea and well implemented. An excellent resource.
If I may suggest one addition - http://www.linuxforums.org/ which is more generic but one of the friendliest Linux forums on the web.
Thank you @RayWoods .
I am happy that it is useful to you.
I did not get you. Are you talking about giving a tutorial on how to create a custom search engine.
Please do let me know. On second thought, this wont be related to mint. So I am not sure that mods will allow the tutorial.
Thats awsome comunity thinking there guy. I can see this being alot of help to people.
Well done @sunewbie this selective search engine really delivers the goods.
How about another tutorial on how to adapt a standard search engine to provide better quality results? I'm sure it would help the less Internet Literate amongst us to develop their own specialist searches.