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Megaman
01-12-2003, 04:12 PM
MSN search gets an f on its report card. e.g www.microsoft.com . couldnt be found. try www.microsoft.com it helpfully said. try again please. hmmmm...

Wilky
01-12-2003, 04:20 PM
old.
saw this in dumb terminal ages ago.

Megaman
01-12-2003, 04:25 PM
start crying

mikebartnz
01-12-2003, 10:20 PM
Was reading an article on The Register (I think ) that said if you do a search for "Linux" you get about 478 pages but with Google you get about 50mil.

Jen C
01-12-2003, 10:46 PM
> Was reading an article on The Register (I think ) that said if you do a search for "Linux" you get about 478 pages but with Google you get about 50mil.

Just tried that:

A basic MSN search returns this: Results 1-15 of about 475 containing "linux"
An advanced MSN search returns this: Results 1-15 of about 14757209 containing "linux".

It is more of a case of knowing how a search engine works and how to get the best out of it. :)

mikebartnz
01-12-2003, 11:16 PM
A little bit of maths. That 14mil is still way short of the 50 odd mil on google.

Murray P
01-12-2003, 11:27 PM
> A little bit of maths. That 14mil is still way short
> of the 50 odd mil on google.


Eat this, from Google: Searched the web for Linux. Results 1 - 10 of about 96,500,000. Search took 0.10 seconds. ;)

Cheers Murray P

mikebartnz
01-12-2003, 11:42 PM
That is almost 7 times the msn results. I had not actually tried it but was going by the article. The big thing in the article was that the msn site rated migrating from Linux to MS as #3 which has now changed. Also the USA and UK MSN sites gave different results

Graham L
02-12-2003, 05:32 PM
Of course the huge numbers discovered don't mean anything. The entries at the bottom end are references to "not very relevant" pages.

I have to be keen to look past the first two or three pages of links. Normally, I am adjusting the search keys by then.

MSN is probably not bad. It's just that Google is better. :D

cyberchuck
02-12-2003, 08:01 PM
Did you ever think the fault might have been in you putting a fullstop a space after the domain? ("www.microsoft.com .")
Google would have said the same if it was your default search engine so it's pointless complaining about it.

Megaman
03-12-2003, 03:28 PM
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