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 this:
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 included).
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?