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Tafiti, Microsoft's Experimental Search  (View post)

Fred Ochsenhirt [PersonRank 1]

Thursday, August 23, 2007
15 years ago4,833 views

What do I think? I think it succeeds admirably in what it actually set out to do, which is to provide a gee-whiz, isn't-that-cool front end to MS' regular search engine as a way of demonstrating the cool stuff you can do with Silverlight. It was never intended to take market share from Google (mindshare maybe).

LMZ [PersonRank 1]

15 years ago #

"Silverlight requires Windows or Mac OS X" this suxxxx

Luka [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

A linux version is developped by Microsoft... But no date for release...

prattmic [PersonRank 1]

15 years ago #

Wow, even the video demonstration requires Silverlight...lame.

Xox-se [PersonRank 0]

15 years ago #

Totally daft!

pooin [PersonRank 8]

15 years ago #

be evil

Sohil [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

Isn't this fricking awesome!!!!

Paul [PersonRank 0]

15 years ago #

wish has something like that

Marcin Sochacki (Wanted) [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

Well it's the same thing as – looks cool initially, gets lots of clicks on digg but after a while you discover how unusable it is and forget about it.

Simplicity of current search engines is not without a reason.

MJ Rich [PersonRank 6]

15 years ago #

I think I feel like your first paragraph is a good description of my feelings.

yusy [PersonRank 1]

15 years ago #

don't support linux , suxxxxxxxxxx

cmuller13 [PersonRank 0]

15 years ago #

> after some clicking around, I wasn’t able to bring up any search
> results anymore, for any term, even after restarting the browser

Well, that's only because you are using 1.0 version. In 1.1, the browser will automatically show you white text on a blue background after a while and then restart itself, for user convenience. It would still would not show anymore results though.

Thx for this hilarious news. Keep them coming! :-)


   = An NT server can be run by an idiot, and usually is. --anonymous =

Josef Sábl [PersonRank 1]

15 years ago #

I think that anything made by MS is not worth mentioning anymore :-P

Slusher [PersonRank 0]

15 years ago #

Features like the results stacking are worth the look. Otherwise, slow and complex search engines forget to do their main job : "Bring a fast and simple way to find answers."

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