is a very interesting search engine made entirely using Peer-2-Peer technologies. It is a decentralized project which means that its performances are only limited by the number of users contributing to the network.
Yacy has a strong emphasis on privacy. Due to its P2P nature, the network doesn't have a central authority resulting in a highly distributed search engine which is capable of indexing billions of webpages.
- Independent search engine
- Privacy (Queries aren't stored and content isn't censured)
- 130.000 daily search queries
- 1.4 billions indexed documents
View this video on Youtube HERE.
Yacy is a cross-platform application written in Java. To install it, you need to download the installation package from HERE
The next step consists in installing
sudo apt-get install openjdk-6-jre
To run the Yacy daemon, extract the archive that you've already downloaded then do the following:
To access the search engine's home page, simply point your browser to the following address: