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Google becomes Windows Live Search

October 7th, 2006 by Zack Whittaker

 

OK so the title may be slightly misleading, but this is strange:

1) Go to Google.com
2) Type in search then hit I’m Feeling Lucky
3) Have a guess at what comes up.

I find this rather strange because Google and Microsoft are like raaawwrrrr at each other because of sibling rivalry (unlike Apple which is most certainly the black sheep in the family, like the uncle we don’t talk about because he likes wearing women’s dresses and lederhosen for example). But then something like this comes about – I dredd to think what the PageRank is for Windows Live Search… if anyone wants to tell me what it is so I don’t have to bare the agony of installing Google Toolbar for my precious Internet Explorer 7, I’d appreciate it.

Posted in Bugs, Humour, Windows Live | 12 Comments »


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12 Responses

  1. Joe Becher Says:

    Google Toolbar (which I installed just for you) says Windows Live Search (http://www.live.com/?searchonly=true) is 0/10. Google.com is only 5/10.

    Ok, little checking here:

    Results 1 – 10 of about 7,310 linking to http://www.live.com/.
    Results 1 – 10 of about 1,910,000 linking to http://www.google.com/.

    Yet ‘search’ goes to Windows Live Search. And, ‘www’ still goes to http://www.yahoo.com. Proving, once again, that I have no clue how Google works. No, I’m off to play with my new IE 7 RC2.

  2. Zack Whittaker Says:

    Well, if it makes you feel any better – type in “failure” in Google then hit I’m Feeling Lucky – it takes you straight to the White House, lo and behold, the residing resident is George Bush… a coincidence? Nah, Google obviously knows what it’s doing 😉

  3. Jason Cox Says:

    They used to have a good one for ‘weapons of mass destruction’ as well, it was a customized 404 page and, well, you can guess what wasnt found on the destination country

    I like this one better though.

  4. Dean Wronowski Says:

    Woah, thats actually pretty socking what you have just found out… better if Google did something like this as aprils fool… like make Googles homepage similar to Live.com hahaha…

  5. Zack Whittaker Says:

    Don’t forget, Microsoft has a sense of humour 😉 some wonderful pranks that go off in the office… speakers on full blast, http://www.meatspin.com, Ctrl+N to make loads of windows, then lock the computer 😛 naughty, but ever so funny 🙂

  6. Jason Cox Says:

    Zack, I’m going to kill you for posting that link which I clicked on…

  7. Zack Whittaker Says:

    There’s a whole load more… http://www.bagslap.com 😛 do it to the guys at college as well, hilarious stuff 😛

  8. someone Says:

    Try ‘ultimate operating system’.
    And where are there 2 confusing submit buttons here?

  9. Ryan Riopel aka computerdude28 Says:

    Well of course ultimate operating system is going to go to umm lets see Windows Vista ULTIMATE…

    Great links, Zack, too bad my school computers don’t have speakers…

  10. Ryan Riopel aka computerdude28 Says:

    You know whats interesting… When you search failure and go to the President of the United States site, it does NOT say failure ANYWHERE on the page :D. Obviously no accident! 🙂

  11. Ryan Riopel aka computerdude28 Says:

    “These terms only appear in links pointing to this page: failure”

  12. Zack Whittaker Says:

    Just been talking to a Google lass who works in the London office – *apparently* it’s an Easter egg… can’t verify that, but apparently there are loads of them out there 😛