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MSN search is now the best search solution?

Posted: Thu Dec 02, 2004 12:28 pm
by emaccenti
The new MSN search seems working very well, with good results.

Is it going to beat Google?

I don't know, but i'm going to use it since now. Other opinions?

Posted: Thu Dec 02, 2004 2:54 pm
by Darth Wong
It's a product of the Evil Empire.

Posted: Thu Dec 02, 2004 3:36 pm
by Gud
Darth Wong wrote: It's a product of the Evil Empire.


Indeed, that's a great reason not to use it.

Posted: Thu Dec 02, 2004 3:41 pm
by TC
Gud wrote:
Darth Wong wrote:It's a product of the Evil Empire.


Indeed, that's a great reason not to use it.

ok ed begley, jr..

might as well turn off your computer now. or at least unplug from the internet. and stop drinking bottled water. cease buying diapers or motor oil, hydroponically grown fruits & vegetables, etc., etc.

the holier-than-thou evil empire attitude bit is extremely tired. and not just you, everyone seems to do it. it's trendy to pick a big target that everyone could hit. *yawn*

any further MS-bashing in this thread will result in a lock. please at least attempt to discuss various search engines actual pros & cons.

Posted: Thu Dec 02, 2004 5:52 pm
by Jon Reid
MSN Search Beta performs a hell of a lot better than their current search IMO... I decided to test run it myself for a bit, so didnt use google for a week!! (Madness I know)- the results MSN Beta returned we're pretty well what I wanted, I can't complain- but I don't know if it will entice me aay from google.

Posted: Thu Dec 02, 2004 6:02 pm
by Heimidal
Since I use Safari and a Google bar is built in, I see no reason to move away from it. Both engines seem to find practically identical results.

As far as MSN Search taking over... when "let me MSN it" becomes commonplace, we'll talk.

Posted: Thu Dec 02, 2004 6:09 pm
by Draegonis
When "MSN" becomes a common verb in the Oxford English Dictionary, I'll use it. 8)

Posted: Thu Dec 02, 2004 6:29 pm
by Gud
TC wrote: might as well turn off your computer now. or at least unplug from the internet. and stop drinking bottled water. cease buying diapers or motor oil, hydroponically grown fruits & vegetables, etc., etc.


Neither of those(except hydroponically grown fruits.. not sure what that means) industries are using monopolistic buisness means to kill of any competition... and if there are, I'm not supporting them.

And for the record, I don't drink bottled water.. in Sweden you can actually drink tap water.;)

Posted: Thu Dec 02, 2004 6:37 pm
by TC
motor oil companies aren't a monopoly?

and anyone who has a 13T connection doesn't count. ;)

Posted: Thu Dec 02, 2004 7:37 pm
by SamG
I can understand why AltaVista declined, but I don't see a similar dynamic yet between Google and Microsoft's effort. The MSN community might now have reason to stay home, but people who are not MSN users don't have the same incentive, it seems to me.

Posted: Thu Dec 02, 2004 8:06 pm
by macgeek
I tell my users never to stick with just one search engine. IMHO, there is no such thing as THE search engine of all search engines.

So use both! It only takes about a minute more of your time.

--- macgeek

Posted: Thu Dec 02, 2004 8:21 pm
by TC
macgeek wrote: I tell my users never to stick with just one search engine. IMHO, there is no such thing as THE search engine of all search engines.

So use both! It only takes about a minute more of your time.

--- macgeek

wow, that's almost as unbiased a statement as amerikan politics.

Posted: Fri Dec 03, 2004 1:44 am
by sonyboy
i dont know about this, but all i know is I use Google for searching and sometimes Yahoo. But I doubt that MSN is gonna beat Google for searching.

Posted: Fri Dec 03, 2004 2:48 am
by Muas
I like competition and regardless of who "wins" the search war, I'm going to get a better search engine for free.

Posted: Fri Dec 03, 2004 4:07 am
by FF8Jake`
You mean there's another search engine besides google?