Google has really been going down hill lately, as far as their search
engine. My point in posting this is not to criticise Google, but rather
get opinions regarding what search engine(s) work better. I'm on a slow
internet connection, so just trying all of the hundreds of them is not
really an option.
What lead to this post is wide ranged, but my latest instance was the
final resort and final aggravation from using Google. What occurred is
In the very early 2000s, there was a program developed called "Vusic". I
visualizer, which makes the screen "dance" in colors to the beat of
music. (Programs like Media Player, Winamp, etc have similar things
Anyhow, this "Vusic" was far better than most, and I really like it. It
was designed to run on Windows 95, 98, 2000, and XP. (I'm not sure if it
works on newer versions of Windows). [It was also released for Macintosh
computers]. Better yet, it runs well on older hardware, without bogging
down the computer.
Unfortunately, this program has been abandoned, and the company that
created it, no longer exists. Even their website is gone, and I found
some information showing that the copyright was also abandoned.
Several years ago, I downloaded the installer for this program, (first
version [1.0]). It was a time limited 30 day trial. Awhile back, I
tried it and found I really liked it, so I decided to pay the $20
registration fee, only to discover it was abandoned and since the
website was gone, it could not be registered. However, I did find that I
could keep using it, as long as I set my system clock back to the date I
installed it. Since then, I found a "hack" which someone did, to make it
work without changing the clock/date on the computer.
Getting back to my original problem with Google, is this:
I know there was a later version [2.3] released. I googled "Download
Vusic", and every damn time, Google refuses to give me results for the
word "vusic" and instead gives me results for "Download Music". That
results in giving me millions of websites to download MUSIC. Talk about
annoying....... Google simply refuses to give me the results for the
word "VUSIC". WHY CANT GOOGLE DO WHAT I AM ASKING IT TO DO????
Anyhow, I know that 99% of the sites I have found, such as Tucows, and
other "Download sites", send me to the original website for "Vusic", and
that site no longer exists.
In the end, I'm just trying to locate the newer version [2.3] of this
program, and hopefully a "cracked" version of the demo, which will
continue to work. I dont normally try to use "cracked" software, because
the people who create it, need to be paid for their work. However, in
this case, there is no other way to get the program, and since I really
like the program, and it's no longer copyrighted, I would like to get
the newest version for personal use.
However, Google is worthless in trying to find it, when all it does is
give me the results for the word "Music". I'm sure this program exists
somewhere on the internet, but where? and Google is worthless when it
refuses to search for "vusic" and instead gives me results for "music".
Is there another search engine that will actually do what I am asking?