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Re: [News] Microsoft Books Search - Where Are All the Linux Books?

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Erik Funkenbusch <erik@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> espoused:
> On Fri, 08 Dec 2006 08:28:00 +0000, Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>> Search results for "Linux" on Microsoft's Live Book Search
>> ,----[ Quote ]
>>| Searching Live Books for "Linux" returns only one result: "History of
>>| Latin Christianity" (1872) by Henry Hart Milman.
>> `----
>> http://digg.com/linux_unix/Search_results_for_Linux_on_Microsoft_s_Live_Book_Search#c4171875
>> Digitisation as means of 'book burning', Mr. Gates? Is that why Microsoft
>> wants to dominate Web searches as well? Censoring results and selectively
>> delivering biased information?
> Yes, because when you search for "Microsoft Windows" you get all kinds of
> books on Windows.  Right?  Wrong.
> There are three results, all of them merely mentioning Microsoft Windows
> within the book itself somewhere.  One of them even claims the Mac is a
> superior computer to Windows.
> Of course I don't expect you to realize your "mistake", and go on
> pretending you are the ultimate critic.

If this is really true, then no wonder nobody uses this search engine -
this is awful.  I could do better just walking past a bookshop than

| Mark Kent   --   mark at ellandroad dot demon dot co dot uk  |
Our business in life is not to succeed but to continue to fail in high spirits.
		-- Robert Louis Stevenson

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