Re: Microsoft has reached 600 Million Users
- Date: Tue, 05 Dec 2017 22:11:32 -0000
- From: "Jim Fisher" <ejf@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: Microsoft has reached 600 Million Users
On 5 Dec 2017 at 10:37, PietB wrote:
> Jim Fisher wrote:
> > +1--
> Wonder how that math works. ;-)
> > Forget Google! I search with https://duckduckgo.com which doesn't spy on you
> There are more ways to avoid Google.
> I prefer Ixquick/Startpage. Just a few reasons why:
> - I/S stores my settings in a cookie, DDG stores them in the cloud.
> Where are the cloud servers? For me it makes a lot of difference
> if they're in Europe or in the US.
> - DDG lets you choose search categories (web, pictures, etc.) only
> *after* you've done a web search. With I/S you can make the choice
> - When I open a private window in FF and start DDG with my settings
> "encoded" in the URL, then check the settings, they're back to the
> default. When I do the same with I/S, the settings are the ones
> "encoded" in the URL.
On the first point, that wasn't what it looked like to me when I sent it. That
"--" on the end was the standard marker to delineate the start of a standard
footer, which should have been preceded by at least one blank line. You were
probably aware of that.
Thanks for the tip about I/S. I'll take a look at it. I know there are one or
two others available, too, such as Qwant (based in France).
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