The desktop search war has begun in earnest. Today, MSN released MSN Desktop Search. This free utility sets the new bar for desktop search. Compared to Google Desktop Search (which I have faithfully used for a very long time), it:
Presents the search results in a more useful fashion.
Indexes more types of files, and has a plug-in architecture for probably hundreds more filetypes.
Sports a very handy automatic form filler, which includes a way to securely store, and automatically enter such useful items as email, user ID, and even credit card information.
Awesome job guys. I uninstalled Google this afternoon, and when asked the reason why during the uninstall script, I said "MSN presents the information in a more useful fashion". I can hardly wait to see what Google comes up with next!