PC-BSD Teams With DuckDuckGo to Provide Enhanced, Secure Web Searches

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Privacy-oriented search engine integrated into browser search bar, provides topic summaries from a variety of web sources.

PC-BSD®, the revolutionary open-source operating system, is proud to announce that DuckDuckGo, the up-and-coming, privacy-oriented search engine, has been added to Firefox® and will now be available from the list of suggested search engines.

DuckDuckGo is a general-purpose search engine that offers real privacy, less spam/clutter and instant answers. Well-known and widely acclaimed for its privacy policy, DuckDuckGo does not store or track user information, ensuring a truly private search experience.

The most recent edition of PC-BSD updates the suggestion list of the search bar with DuckDuckGo to provide users with a discreet, clutter-free search option. Additionally, DuckDuckGo offers many benefits including the ability to use shortcuts to directly search many websites and instant answers that provide topic summaries from a variety of web sources.

PC-BSD users concerned with security can be confident in the knowledge that requests submitted through DuckDuckGo will remain confidential. “We are pleased to make DuckDuckGo available to PC-BSD users, providing a reliable, yet completely anonymous search experience,” says Kris Moore, Director of PC-BSD Software Development at iXsystems.

"We are delighted to partner with PC-BSD," says Gabriel Weinberg, DuckDuckGo's founder and CEO. "DuckDuckGo and PC-BSD have a shared philosophy on the value of open source and choice."

About DuckDuckGo:

DuckDuckGo is a general-purpose search engine founded in 2008 by Gabriel Weinberg. Since the company's inception, it has quickly gained traction with users and received overwhelmingly positive reviews due to its real privacy, less spam/clutter and instant answers. Originally self-funded and a one-man operation, DuckDuckGo has grown to include a few full-time employees, some part-time contributors, and many open-source contributors.

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 a 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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