I've been playing around with this new search tool all week :eek: . It seems like it almost duplicates MSN results and if that is the case then MSN outperforms it by a mile. I am one of those rare Microsoft fans but I must say that I am totally disappointed with live. I like the results it is offering me, I'm doing standard searches but the thing keeps crashing on me and the scroll bar concept is driving me nuts. I can't figure out why I can only get maybe the
first 20 or so results. I'm on a dial-up connection and it is extremely slow, when it works. Their "promises" of
outperforming G with a bigger badder machine, with this beta launch, kind of leaves me with a bad taste in my mouth. At this stage, I don't think G has anything to worry
about, but I've been around long enough to wait and see.
I'm hoping that this beta version is up for serious restructuring before the Vista upgrade. I think that the average web searcher will be frightfully discouraged with the layout and performance.
I will have to admit that I just quickly checked out the interface and have yet to see what the search results it offers are like. I do like the interface though ... I'm also on a speedy broadband connection.