Microsoft recently re-made and rebranded their internet search engine. Launched not long ago Bing.com seems to me to be pretty good. I always hated Live search; in fact I used to prove to my peers how crap it was simply by searching for something that had recently been made live by Microsoft themselves, such as a new Microsoft download I might need, like SQL 2008 SP1. Low and behold 9 times out of 10 Live search would find almost nothing of use, but google would give me exactly what I needed in the first result.
I never bothered to try Yahoo – I mean who the hell cares about Yahoo now anyway. To me they are like the AOL of ISPs – you only use them if you don’t know better.
Well now that Bing is here there’s a nice little tool some Microsoft guy has setup to help you decide if it’s any good. It’s a blind-search test and lets you run a query against Google, Yahoo and Bing at the same time, but doesn’t tell you where the results are from until you vote for the column of results which best fits what you were searching for. I think it’s a very clever idea. Try it out here: http://blindsearch.fejus.com/