I found this while wading knee deep in an Ubuntu forum.
Duck Duck Go is a search engine designed to have the minimalistic look of google, but with so much less advertisement.
As the website itself states:
Use DuckDuckGo instead of Google and get:
• Zero-click info — useful info above the links.
• Privacy — we do not track you. Google does.
• Less spam & ads — 60,000,000+ useless sites gone.
• Official sites — labeled and on top.
• Targeted results — for ambiguous terms.
• Keyboard shortcuts — forget the mouse.
• Customization — change the fonts and more.
• No clutter — just results, not that other stuff.
• Search other sites — check out !bang syntax.
• Categories — explore related topics.
• Favicons — site icons next to results.
And actually get a response to your feedback!
Although Google does respond to feedback, It is a lot slower.
I think a lot of people will benefit from this.
Another reason I like this search engine, is if you type anything, and i mean anything, like for instance poop, on google, you will get an add that says buy poop now! or buy poop here!
Senseless ads, my one reason for not liking google as much as I used to.
If your interested in this search engine go here: