Its been a while since I wrote about the Gurunet “my favourite info genie”. Since then I have received a couple of emails from the company providing me updates. Well they have come up with some real nice improvements! Heres whats been update
In a nutshell, we?ve made even more of our content available for free, and for the first time we?ve made it available through a web version(just visit www.gurunet.com) and through an IEtoolbar. A Mac version is due mid-June as well. An annual subscription is only$29.99 (compare that to any on-line encyclopedia, and then recall that we haveincluded over 150 dictionaries, glossaries, encyclopedias, etc in the package!)There?s an official press release, here: http://www.gurunet.com/press040524.jsp
Its nice to see that they have opened up some of their content, this basically means that this can accessed through my favourite browser FireFox. I took the time to create a search engine plugin using the Plugin generator . Heres the source for the plugin
# Author: Arjun Ram <email@example.com>
# Version: 0.1, Last updated: Tue Jun 15 14:41:00 EDT 2004
# Made with Search Plugins Generator.
# Copyright (C) 2002-2003 MozillaPL Team.
description=”it’s all about answers”
<input name=”s” user >
<input name=”sourceid” value=”mozilla-search”>
resultListStart='<b>Open Directory Categories</b>’
All one needs to do is to add this to the searchplugin directory under the mozilla directory. Someone’s now needs to submit this to the mozdev.org search plugins directory.
Would be cool to try out the subscription service, I dont mind trying it for free. All in all its a handy product to try out!