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Re: This reminds me of...

__/ [ Jim ] on Saturday 13 May 2006 13:40 \__

> remember the guy who sued Apple because he couldn't get his iPod to play
> Realmedia files (or something equally daft)?

This tends to remind me of the lady who sued McDonald's for selling her
unhealthy food.

> "WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. antitrust authorities on Friday rejected
> concerns that a search feature in the new version of Microsoft Corp.'s
> Internet Explorer browser would give the company an unfair advantage
> over Google Inc..
> The Justice Department said it had investigated and found no basis for
> concerns voiced by Google that a new search box included in the Internet
> Explorer 7 browser would give an unfair advantage to Microsoft's MSN
> search service.
> <snip />

I  fail  to see a clear correlation to the scenario above. However, I  can
assure  you  that  many  amateur users will  use  MSN/live.com  search  by
serendipity,  until  the  next-door  neighbour changes  the  settings  and
*suddenly*,  Lo and Behold!, search is perceived as something valuable.  I
gave  Yahoo  a  test  run yesterday. Still no good*. MSN  is  even  worse.
Wikipedia  is  the  best  bar none (default in  my  Firefox  search  bar),
_provided  an  article matches your search phrase_. But, then again,  it's
not  a  search engine... just a site with a search facility  and  external

Best wishes,


*Results are too broad. They don't crawl deep enough and they index very few
pages in comparison to Google, who recently had storage problems and dropped
many duplicates to entail quality degradation.

Roy S. Schestowitz
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