- AltaVista is currently the best searcher, searching for
information on Web pages and Usenet groups. It has the greatest database, and
refreshes it quite fast. The above link leads to a local search form, but if
you prefer, you may use the original form (it gives also eg. help) - which is
- Lycos is also a searcher that searches Web pages for
information. For a long time it was the best one, until AltaVista arived...
Anyway, it's still a good place to search, and is often complementary to
AltaVista. The above link leads to a local search form, but if you prefer,
you may use the original form (it gives also eg. help) - which is available
- Unlike AltaVista and Lycos, Yahoo! is not a searcher, but a
Web index. This, besides everything else, mean the info found there is not
collected by robots, but by people. This has prons - better choice, and cons
- smaller resources. Anyway, it's worth visiting, especially when you search
for something by subject.
- Unlike the previous services, which searched the Web, Archie
is designed for the purpose of searching files on the Anonymous FTP sites.
You will use it when you'll not know where to find some file, or when you'll
search for the nearest copy. Archie to WWW gateway available here allows you
to download files with a browser.