Saturday, June 30, 2007

PC World on Windows desktop search

PC World slams Windows desktop search, putting it as #13 on "The 20 Worst Windows Features of All Time" and saying:
It's kind of astonishing: Windows users had to wait nearly a quarter century, until Windows Vista, for an OS with really good search features.

Windows XP Search may be the worst of all, with an interface that's as patronizing as it is sluggish and confusing.
See also my Mar 2005 post, "Desktop search should not exist", where I said, "The opportunity for third-party desktop search apps [only] exists because the Microsoft Windows file search is pitifully weak."

See also my Nov 2006 post, "Is desktop search over?", about the desktop search that finally works in Windows Vista.

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