MSN Desktop Search vs. Google Desktop Search

Forrester's Charlene Li provides a comparison of MSN and Google Desktop Search offerings.

"Overall, I found MSN’s desktop search to be fast and complete, if somewhat complex to manage. I believe that both MSN and Google (as well as their future competitors) will all develop more robust desktop search that can handle multiple files and give users flexibility and control over the search results. In this initial phase, however, people will choose their desktop search primarily based on which Web search engine they use most. Secondarily, if they are heavy users of programs like Outlook email or what I call “power” searches who want a lot of control, they will look to more robust solutions like MSN or Yahoo’s pre-announced desktop search based on X1’s technology." More...

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  1. Anonymous says:

    I knew it would happen… I was talking to my friend the other day about the new craze in desktop seach…

  2. Anonymous says:

    This week’s desktop search frenzy is much bigger than the desktop. It actually signals the beginning of a fundamental shift in the way we will interact with information….

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