Windows Search 4 vs Vista built-in search
Windam – I wonder why this would be released for Vista since search is already a well integrated feature to begin with.
Is it just because(optional)?
Maudit – Pardon my ignorance, but what the difference between Windows Search 4.0 and the one in Vista ultimate sp1, does it streamline into windows ?
A similar question was asked on Channel 9.
The answer is quite simple:
- Windows Vista includes “Windows Search 3.0”
- Windows Search 4 is an upgraded version of the indexer built-in to Vista.
- This release does not change the User Interface, it looks exactly the same. The improvements are around responsiveness, resource usage, reliability, API support, etc.
A good analogy here might be DirectX. Windows XP shipped with DirectX 8.1. When DirectX 9 was released for XP, it didn’t change the way anything looked or behaved, but it made your system better. You may apply a similar understanding to WS4.