Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Goosh - Google Shell?

Goosh - the unofficial Google shell. I came across this software when someone in a community that I'm part of, PHPUGPH (PHP User Group Philippines Inc.), gave a link to Goosh.

For a Linux user, I like the interface that the shell has:

It might remind you of the old MS-DOS or BASH shell. You can type the keywords you are searching for on-the-fly. No GUI, no text boxes. Just plain text, old-school style.

I tried searching my name, and it produced a short list:

guest@goosh.org:/web> RJ Alobba
1) Writer's Tongue: October 2007
Christian writings written by RJ Alobba for wholesome reading. ... RJ Alobba. “Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of ...

2) Jesus Freaks: 3rd World Radicals: Baggages
Blog by RJ Alobba on radical Christians, also called Jesus Freaks, ... RJ Alobba. “Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of ...

3) ==Everything is BEAUTIFUL==
Nothing. Let's keep our eyes on Him, and just when you think you're falling, He catches you. - RJ Alobba. http://www.kristiyanongpinoy.com ...

4) Jesus Freaks: 3rd World Radicals: More Graduation Pictures
Ang kagalang-galang na si RJ Alobba. Congratulations po... 10:14 PM · Post a Comment · Newer Post Older Post Home. Subscribe to: Post Comments (Atom) ...

Comparing it to Google's search results, they're not the same. Here are the first few results from Google (You can download the screenshot for clarity):

I'm not sure how Goosh works, but it seems to rank pages differently than Google. Still, it seems to be a useful tool.

To try it out, visit http://goosh.org/.


Anonymous said...

I changed my browser home to this already. :)

I just hope they can keep up with the popularity and make it even more faster.

Btw, I was the one who posted it to phpugph.com :)



RadX said...

Yes, it was you. I wasn't sure you would allow your name to be published by me, but here you are. =) Thanks for the comment.