Based on an email recommendation/conversation with Mark Jen, I tried out the newly shipped MSN Desktop Search. Wow. Initially I didn’t see a difference, but now I’m really digging it. It has had no effect on my machine or my machines performance, and it works well. The search results are relevant. Plus, it also has a plug-in architecture if I really need to go there.
I really, really like the deskbar find-as-you-type feature. Very well done! I think Microsoft has won this round against the rest of the competition.
I’m installing this on all my machines.