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Windows 7: Should Google Worry?

18 May 2009   #1
rajinisback09

Windows 7 Ultmate 32 bit 6.1.7600 Build 7600
 
 
Should Google Worry?

Apparently this new website to be lauched soon is major competition for google. Hmmm What is your opinion?

http://www.wolframalpha.com/

Raj
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18 May 2009   #2
garysgold

Vista Ult 64 bit Seven Ult RTM x64
 
 

This site doesn't seem to do search at all, so no at this point they have nothing to worry about. Almost every search I have tried it says 'Wolfram|Alpha isn't sure what to do with your input.' If I search my name it tells me the distance between two cities Gary, Indiana and a city/town in Bavaria. Huh.
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18 May 2009   #3
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

I think Google will retain its power for a few reasons:
1: its big and popular NOW
2: its name is easier to say and remember (biggie. doesn't seem like it but...)
3: Its working on more things than a search engine.

~Lordbob
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18 May 2009   #4
mxosder16

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

i tired it out and it's not going to beat google.
i typed in my city and got some cool info but if i tried a normal search it would return the 'Wolfram|Alpha isn't sure what to do with your input' thing
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18 May 2009   #5
Captain Zero

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

This 'trinket' of a site may be of interest to a few academics but... It won't rival Google. As a repository for reference material, it appears to be useful. To see what I mean, enter the name of a small, obscure town. I used 'Fredericton' and it displayed some interesting geo/socio data.

But beyond that, I can use my Blackberry to do metric conversions.
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18 May 2009   #6
Compaker

Windows Seven 64-bit
 
 

Its more like Wikipedia than a search engine....
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19 May 2009   #7
z3r010

 

Google will be the dominating force in the search engine market for a very long time to come, we hear every few months of a new "google killer" search engine but this is always just marketing spin from some small start-up looking to fleece greedy investors that want a piece of the google pie.
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19 May 2009   #8
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by z3r010 View Post
Google will be the dominating force in the search engine market for a very long time to come, we hear every few months of a new "google killer" search engine but this is always just marketing spin from some small start-up looking to fleece greedy investors that want a piece of the google pie.
I agree

and I give 2nd place to Yahoo.
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19 May 2009   #9
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by McBlzr View Post
I agree

and I give 2nd place to Yahoo.
The main reason I don't like Yahoo is because of their mess of a homepage. And all pages in general. Google keeps it clean, simple, and easy to navigate. I have used Yahoo for a few things, and it is near worthless.
Just my opinion.

~Lordbob
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19 May 2009   #10
Copyright

Windows 7 x64 7229
 
 

This thing is pretty cool when it comes to math equations. Just a simple example is entering a trinomial http://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=x^2+%2B+5x+%2B+4 , look at all the information it gives, this is perfect for checking calculus problems that are pages long.

EDIT:
I just noticed that this thing shows the steps to solving an equation, as well. I will be using this search engine, but not as much as Google, nor for things I would normally use Google for in the first place.
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