IBM OmniFind Yahoo! Edition 8.4.2

Quoted from OmniFind website.

IBM and Yahoo! make information actionable with a simple,
no-charge enterprise search solution.

I have been able to play a few month with the OmniFind Yahoo! Edition from IBM, it’s quiet some powerful tool offered for free compared to the other search engines that are offered on the net such as Google Custom Search Business, Google Mini, ISYS Web, Mondo Search, and some other tools that are listed here(http://www.searchtools.com).

Here are the features of OYE (OmniFind Yahoo! Edition)

Search internal web sites, local and remote file systems, and the public web

  • Search up to 500,000 documents and 5 separate collections
  • Support for 200+ file types
  • Search in 30+ languages
  • Translated into 15 languages View Screen Shot

Intuitive out-of-the-box user interface with advanced features

  • Based on Yahoo! Search UI View Screen Shot
  • Easily customized with graphical tools to configure look-and-feel, UI elements, branding View Screen Shot
  • Spell suggestion
  • Full wildcard support

Increased relevancy of results

  • Configurable synonyms and featured links View Screen Shot
  • Tunable relevancy controls View Screen Shot
  • Top queries, no results, and result click through reporting to enable fine-tuning View Screen Shot

Easy to deploy, configure, and maintain

  • No prerequisites
  • 3-click installer
  • 1-click startup
  • Go from the installer to searching in minutes

Open and extensible

  • Built on Apache Lucene
  • Open URL-based APIs (REST)
  • Define, populate and search your own custom fields
  • Easily embeddable and customizable UI output (XML/XSTL/HTML, HTML snippets)

From my point of view the only inconvenience with this tool is that is not open for any plug in or add in functionalities. That could really help make it much much better for users. But again, this tool is complete and contains all the needed functionalities for an Entry Level Enterprise Search Engine.

Here are some screen shot of the new version of the new version of OmniFind that i just upgrade from the 8.4.1
Home - Default Index

Meta Tags section - New to the 8.4.2

OmniFind Custom Search Page Designer

Lenovo 3000 N100

I just bought a Lenovo 3000 N100 6 month ago. Now it’s time for some review on this piece of hardware.

The hardware specification is as follows:

Model: N100 0768-FFG
CPU: Core 2 Duo T5600 1.83 Ghz
Memory: 1Gb DDR2 PC5300
Hard Drive: 120 GB HDD (Fujitsu) SATA
Screen: 15.4″ WSXGA+ 1680×1050 Glossy
Optical Drive: DVD-RW Matshima
GPU: NVIDIA 7300 Go 128 MB (dedicated)
Network/Wireless: Intel Wireless 3945A/B/G, Realtek 10/100 Ethernet Card, Modem and Bluetooth
Inputs: 84 Key Keyboard with Two Button Touchpad with Scroll Bar
Buttons: Power, Lenovo Care, Power Up and Down, Mute, and WiFi/Bluetooth On/Off Switch.
Ports:

  • Four USB 2.0
  • Four-Pin Firewire
  • 4-in-1 Card Reader
  • Ethernet
  • Modem
  • VGA Out
  • S-Video Out
  • Microphone
  • Headphone
  • Security Lock
  • Power Connector

Integrated Camera (1.3 MegaPixel)
Fingerprint reader
6c Li-Ion

It was delivered with Windows Vista Business Edition. And some other software that makes it run slower than it should. Thus after the 1st month having Vista on it, i decided to downgrade back to Windows XP SP2 Pro. And this is just so fine. Beware before doing this operation make sure that you download any Driver that are needed. Since the set is not delivered with a driver CD. I found all the drivers on the Lenovo website.

Here are some stats and test that i did.

Using CPUz(http://www.cpuid.com/cpuz.php)

CPU

Cache

SPD

Mainboard

Super Pi Calculation (http://www.overclock.net/downloads/28044-definitive-super-pi-thread.html)

Will be coming soon… let me get some time.