Amazing. This thread has now been rolling along for more than three and a half years, since February 12, 2006. There are 674 posts in this thread, not counting this one. According to the label at the start of the thread, it has been read 122,268 times.
And yet there are only 157 total votes... and 26 are "None / No Comment"!!
It's a shame, really, that with all the posts, all the discussion, all the ranting (including me here and now!), we still don't have even a hint as to what the favorite desktop search engine is among DC users, let alone the "best" one.
Just for grins and giggles, here are the results to date, in order of votes received:
#1 Other - 37 votes, 19.8%
#2 Copernic Desktop Search - 35 votes, 18.7%
#3 Locate - 34 votes, 18.2%
#4 None / No Comment - 26 votes, 13.9%
#5 X1 Desktop Search - 20 votes, 10.7%
#6 Archivarius - 12 votes, 6.4% (tie)
#6 Google Desktop Search - 12 votes, 6.4% (tie)
#7 MSN Windows Desktop Search - 8 votes, 4.3% (MSN??)
#8 Yahoo Desktop Search - 3 votes, 1.6% (No longer in existence!)
So we will apparently never resolve the subject question here at DC. And at least a couple of the most popular, from what I have read and observed here, are not even on the ballot! (Everything and FARR).
Just something that makes you go, "Hmmmm... "