A representative from the Chinese search engine company Baidu.com has confirmed to the local media that the company's new software search service has been launched for beta testing and will be officially opened on September 2, 2010.
Though Baidu.com has not provided an entrance link to this service on the front page of its official website, netizens can access to the service by directly imputing the address, soft.baidu.com.
The new software search service provides searches for computer software and mobile software. The searching results are mainly from six websites, including Skycn.com, Onlinedown.net, Duote.com, Sina.com, Zol.com.cn, and Pconline.com.cn, which offer downloads of software.
Apart from the search function, Baidu.com's software search page also recommends software in different categories, including instant messaging software, anti-virus software, and system tools, to users. Users can directly choose those recommended software from the list and download them.