Question by ScottD_Arch: Is Yahoo going to release a new desktop search or have they given up on that?
I’ve been trying to see if yahoo has a desktop search to accompany their excellent widget engine. To date, what I can piece together, is that they partnered with “x1” to release a beta “yahoo YDS” in 2005 but that the beta expired and no product was released. What I can’t figure is if this was because of Vista and YDS is simply delayed or if Yahoo has ceded the desktop search market to google.
Answer by EdgeOfOblivion
It did come out of Beta in September 2005 but it looks like it’s been quietly sidelined. The last public build (yds1852je.exe) was released in December 2005. It appears that you can still download it here: http://fileforum.betanews.com/detail/Yahoo_Desktop_Search/1105420067/1
On the live YDS page ( http://desktop.yahoo.com/ ) the download and support links now lead to X1’s site.
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