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    google / wikipedia
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    I use Google for general-purpose things, but if it's specific I'll use Wikipedia or IMDB (for movie-related things obviously). I categorically refuse to use Ask.com because the first commercial I saw for them blatantly insulted the intelligence of Google users.

    Perhaps you've seen it: A bunch of folks at an internet coffee house that are made up to look like monkeys, banging away at laptops while an announcer describes Ask.com as the "better" and "more intelligent" choice. I don't know about you, but I consider it poor advertising practice to insult the very people you're trying to attract, particularly when it's very easy to choose one search engine over another. I will continue to use Google until something legitimately better comes along, and not because some corporate jackass tells me not to.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vergil83
    As Cabhan said, I am increasingly using wikipedia (70% wiki, 30% rest), leaving search engines for procedures only. I have stopped using google a few months back, and am now using Clusty/Vivisimo.
    why did you stop using google, just personal preference?

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    I remember that sometime I found by error an engine called xmicro which was far better than google but it was pretty unknown and not sure if it still exist
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    Quote Originally Posted by Juan Pablo
    I remember that sometime I found by error an engine called xmicro which was far better than google but it was pretty unknown and not sure if it still exist
    Ah yes! Obscure search engines. I sometimes use one called Infotiger: I think it's Norwegian. Seems quite good.
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    http://www.xmicro.com/

    This xmicro?

    p.s. I googled xmicro to find it.
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    I think they changed something, did some searches and just got tons of junk.
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    Google/Wikipedia/IMDB

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    I usually use google, but sometimes altavista.

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    I was really late switching to google from hotbot but now google is all I use.
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