I'm looking for a new search engine, what's the best one out there right now?

@jonah i use startpage and duckduckgo. but i would also like to know if there are better alternatives

@absturztaube those are the two I hear the most... I've used DDG in the past but their results aren't the best IMO (although I do love their "opennic servers" instant answer).

I haven't tried Startpage yet, is it any good? I'm not sure if I totally trust them, but user consensus seems to be they're OK.

@jonah i don't trust startpage more than i trust ddg. startpage is simple and has no special features (like the instant answers of ddg) but it does its job IMO.
@jonah there is also searx which looks quite interesting. but i haven't tried it out yet so i can't tell you, if it is any good

It's more trustworthy than DDG (it's not based in the US), but I would be lying if I said it was easy to read through the results.

@FriendlyGecko @jonah ya, it's sketchy that ddg is us based. i only use it in terminal based browsers since the lite version of it works pretty well in w3m or lynx

@jonah @absturztaube
Startpage is pretty good: Google results without the tracking.
Searx is also pretty good. It is open-source and gathers data from many different sources.
DDG is kind of sketchy (look up why on Reddit) and uses mostly Yahoo and Bing results. I wouldn’t recommend it.

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