First introduced in the early 2000s, Windows Desktop Search was the first implementation of Advanced Query Syntax on Windows XP and Windows server 2003. This was a powerful search implementation that allowed for the categorization of searches. There have been several releases after the initial launch, each providing increased usability for the end user. Later versions of the Windows Desktop Search expanded into part of the MSN toolbar, which would increase functionality and distribution of searches. No longer was a given search limited to the desktop. It could be altered and expanded if the user desired. Overall the search tool had a positive critical reception.
The functionality of the system has improved with each subsequent version. For example, the Vista version of the Windows search was naturally placed higher the priorities list. This led to faster searches that could find what the user wanted more effectively. This is not to mention the added capability of natural languages that the Windows Desktop Search would provide in later versions. An example of this feature would be to show searches that would be brought about by natural language, such as “Search for emails between Dave and me”. This command could then be synched up to an email service such as Outlook and filter out emails. The natural language services are not on by default and have to be turned on manually.
Windows searches have continued to evolve through the entirety of their product. Along with faster and more accurate results, Microsoft has tried to build the software as a place where all searches can be done. This is not limited to the desktop, but includes searches on the internet and other storage devices. This increased usability has allowed for the Windows user to rely solely on the Windows Desktop Search for their needs. The newest incarnation of the search provides many benefits that people do not consider. By using first party software, the entire process is more streamlined. This is a great chance to clean up your desktop with a search that is built right into your operating software.
Last but not least is the compatibly of the Windows Desktop Search to serve as an effective platform among all kinds of different software. Launching an application out of the search couldn’t be easier, and allows the user to get their work done quickly and effectively. People forget that there was a period in which there was no desktop search. It’s almost as if technology has caused everyone to take this innovation for granted. A fully stable version of the software was released in 2008 that allowed searches that were API compatible. By having an offline cache of network files, the system could promptly and quickly look for searched files. Many have found this to be beneficial in their day-to-day work schedules.
Considering all of the advancements made by the Windows Desktop Search, it is not surprising that many still view it as the best searching platform for your desktop. With continued innovation and execution, Microsoft will be around for years to come. If you need a reliable search platform, look no farther than the Windows Desktop Search.
This battle has been raging for some time now; the battle between the users of two different operating systems, Linux and Windows. Both users go to extreme lengths to prove that the operating system they use is better, and why shouldn’t they? They’ve probably been using it for so long, that they’ve grown to be accustomed to it and feel that everything it does is better than the other OS just because they know hoe to handle it.
But, this competition won’t be like that. We will try to compare them on several key issues and then, based on that result, decide which of these two operating systems truly is the best. So, let’s get it started.
First of all, we will attempt to compare them based on the system requirements that both of these operating systems have. In this comparison, it appears that the Windows system needs less RAM; however, it requires you to have more hard disk space, twice as much as the Linux system. All other parameters seem to be pretty much the same with the both sides, which means that these two operating systems are the same in this field. So, it’s a tie; but that’s about to change, since were moving on to the next comparisment.
When it comes to the versions available, it has to be said that Linux has the upper hand here. This operating system offers a vast variety of versions of just one operating system, unlike Windows, that offers far less of them.
And after the selection of the right version, you’ll need to install it, right? And, that is where we’re going to have our next comparisment. In the past, installations were terrible, and especially the installation of a Linux operating system. However, the times have changed now, due to the fact that Linux offers live CD or DVD modes, while the Windows system does not. It appears as if Linux won this round also.
Now, Linux may have a better installation process, but the Windows operating system offers far better support for your system, as well as drivers for it. Windows is more in touch with the latest developments in the field of drivers, and especially if you wish to use your computer for playing video games. In that case, Windows is the OS for you.
And now we come to the part of the operating system that is very important – its looks. The appearance of an operating system, as well as its customization abilities influence the overall rate very much, but the problem with this is the fact that they’re both equally the same in this field. But, we do have one more comparisment, which will seal the deal and finally decide which OS is better.
And this final comparisment is the one of the software. In the old days, Windows would win in this any day of the week, however, lately, Linux has become better at it than Windows, and Windows software seems to be just confusing and illogical.
So, at the end, when we draw the line, it appears as if Linux is better than the Windows OS. However, this is just our opinion, and it is your right to disagree with it.