August 10th, 2004, 09:12 AM
Link guide for google
I was going to post this as my first tutorial but after advice from a few of the addicts I'm going to put it here. It's got a decent list of links and a little bit on how to use google. Thanks to everyone who gave me advice and corrections. Someone suggested GCC for it.
If it goes somewhere else will one of the mods place it right.
Ok. Here goes nothing. I've been racking my brain for the last couple of months trying to figure out what I was going to write my first tutorial on. Today when I saw someone post a question and saw that they said they couldn't find what they were looking for I went and ran a search for what they wanted. I came up with 36,000 results and within the first five I found the same exact thing they were answered with. It bothered me at first. Then I realised maybe they just didn't know how to use google.
First off, there are many different google sites. If you are searching for general questions you have:
http://www.google.ca if you are in canada
http://www.google.co.uk if you are in the uk and if I'm missing anyone sorry I'm sure most of you can probably figure that out.
If it's operating system specific you have: http://www.google.com/microsoft.html
If you are searching for images you can go to:
For local things you have:
http://local.google.com/ and for your school
The last page I'm gonna list is the translator which is a free translator while the few I've tryed online wanted some kind of fee.
Now to get started with a search. I'm just going to write how I do it and if anyone has anything to add please do and I'll change accordingly. Let's say you just installed SuSE 9.0 and you can't get your sound to work. Pull up your browser and bring up www.google.com/linux .
In the input box you are gonna want to list a couple of things you need to list the full operating systems name, the problem which is no sound, and maybe even your sound card or in any other case whatever device you are having problems with. You want to list as many possible words as you can to describe your problem. Except for very common words like to or and. But google will exclude words like that so it's really no worry it just saves you a little typing.
So we've got suse 9.0 no sound. Hit the google search button for a list of results or the I'm feeling lucky button if you wanna try with the first site on the list. Now you want to see how many of the words you listed it has in bold in the main title and in the captions below. The first one I see on the list show suse9.0 and (sound,but novideo). So that tells you it's way off. The second one in the list says Re: Help- no SOUND on SuSE 9.0. So that should ring a big bell and tell you to click there. If you open a page and it has a huge list of different problems just go to the edit tab and hit find this page and type in what you are looking for on this page. Repeat process until you find the answer to your problem. And if you can't find your answers on google you probably can't find them anywhere.
Here's a link to Soda's google security tutorial:
And 3rr0r's Google as a Hacking Tool:
And a link to Negative's tutorial link page:
And specifically the page on searching the internet:
That'sabout all I could find if anybody has one that goes here that I missed let me know and I'll add them.
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August 10th, 2004, 10:03 AM
Good thread, but for all the /linux or w/e links, why not just go to http://www.google.com/options/index.html ?
August 10th, 2004, 10:09 AM
I find it easier to type it out one time in the browser then just scroll down everytime I need it. And a lot of people don't go to the options page. I don't think a lot of people realise all the options there are with google.
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August 10th, 2004, 12:54 PM
nice, i have no idea about those thinks on google...
(man im felling dumb....)
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August 10th, 2004, 07:14 PM
well don't gemme wrong,but i soppose we have a google india version too