PC-BSD Enlists Blekko to Deliver Relevant Search Results

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Latest PC-BSD operating system includes blekko search page

PC-BSD, a free open-source operating system that focuses on desktops and laptops, announced today that blekko, the popular human-curated search engine, has been chosen as the default search engine in the latest release of the operating system.

Blekko is a comprehensive search engine known for producing relevant search results. Using slashtags, curated sets of web sites organized around a particular topic, blekko combines the mechanical prowess of Google with human editors and communities in order to eliminate spam in search results and create a personalized search experience for its users.

PC-BSD 9.0, the latest release of the operating system, incorporates a search page powered by blekko that enables users to effortlessly search for quality, relevant and spam-free search results within the PC-BSD community. Users can also personalize their blekko search engine page with their own slashtags, and can share results with friends through social media channels, including Facebook.

“Blekko is a new and refreshing way to find what you need on the Internet,” says Kris Moore, Director of PC-BSD Software Development at iXsystems. “The slashtag concept in particular breathes new life into finding relevant search results, without all the needless sifting through pages of often unrelated content.”

Blekko has tapped the PC-BSD community to edit and maintain the PC-BSD slashtag. The newly created slashtag “/pcbsd” only shows quality results from trusted PC-BSD-related websites.

“We hope the PC-BSD community will embrace the blekko cause of eliminating spam from search by allowing users to curate the web”, says Greg Lindahl, CTO at blekko. "PC-BSD users are exactly the sort of inquisitive people who can help create a better search experience for everyone."

About blekko

Blekko was founded in 2007 to pursue innovations that would eliminate spam in search results. Its founders promise to create a new kind of search experience that enlists human editors in its efforts to eliminate spam and personalize search. Currently, blekko has 30 employees, including former Google and Yahoo! Search engineers.

About PC-BSD

PC-BSD is a fully functional, user-friendly desktop operating system based on FreeBSD. It runs on the latest FreeBSD version 9.0 with a desktop interface of the user's choice and graphical system installer. Its PBI system, developed for PC-BSD® and also available on FreeBSD®, allows users to download and install their applications in a self-extracting and self-installing format. PC-BSD is developed and sponsored by iXsystems, an all-around FreeBSD company that also builds FreeBSD-certified servers and storage solutions, and oversees FreeNAS™ development.


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