Sunday, January 04, 2009

Windows 7 OpenSearch

One of the little known features of Microsoft’s next operating system, Windows 7. This feature will allow anyone to search various popular websites that will eventually support Microsoft’s OpenSearch from within Explorer. If you’re running a pre-release version of Windows 7, you can get a look at how OpenSearch works now by running these .osdx files on any Windows 7 build. It will add the files to Explorer and from within Explorer search the website.

This works by using Windows Live Search, which fully supports OpenSearch, and any website that either has a search itself, or features RSS.

Source

Wikipedia

Geeksmack

Arstechnica

Activewin

Neowin

Teching It Easy

If you don’t have Windows 7, no big deal, Microsoft is planning a public beta sometime in the first half of 2009.

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