What is your prefered search engine for finding information on old computer systems.

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What is your prefered search engine for finding information on old computer systems.

Postby Caluser2000 » 2019-10-08 @ 07:09

As the heading says. What is your preferred search engine for finding information on old computer systems. I've done a search on vogons and haven't come upon across a thread on this topic.

Over the years I've tried a few use DuckDuckGo most of the time but Google still comes out on top when looking for information on older kit. Even works on older browsers apart from Arachne which Bing plays a lot nicer for some reason.

Your insights are much appreciated.
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Re: What is your prefered search engine for finding information on old computer systems.

Postby blurks » 2019-10-09 @ 21:31

Most of the time I use the Google books search to find information in old PC Mag issues. Google's OCR is very accurate and also includes the contemporary ads which is very helpful. It also reminds me of the times when 8 consecutive pages of ads were considered to be the norm. No idea if that is still the case, haven't had a pc magazine in my hands for over a decade now...
I don't use DuckDuckGo and Bing. Both are ambitious and not even bad but not quite as good as Google. Bing is (in my books) still better than DuckDuckGo though.

Other sources of information include:
http://ps-2.kev009.com/ for IBM PS/2 related stuff
http://www.mcamafia.de/mcapage0/mcaindex.htm for IBM PS/2 related stuff and MCA specifically
https://th99.bl4ckb0x.de/ for jumper settings and identification
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Re: What is your prefered search engine for finding information on old computer systems.

Postby Caluser2000 » 2019-10-10 @ 01:24

For a while there I thought of deleting the thread due to lack of response ;)

http://ps-2.kev009.com/ is handy for finding info on other IBM systems as well. Total Hardware99 is good all right. It does have errors here and there but most of the time it's spot on. I used the Uncreative Labs link back in the day http://www.uncreativelabs.de/th99/ Like the green on black arrangement it has.

Thanks for responding blurk.
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