So, Microsoft wants to do to Google what it did to Netscape. MSN Search Beta has been launched in an attempt to make Google a thing of the past. This follows a number of attempts by other search engines to dethrone Google. There is Copernic, which searches stuff in your computer (very handy for those of us who have loads of files and emails). AlltheWeb is supposed to be very good, even if it has a certain Google feel to it. Then there are oldies like Altavista, which is supposed to index more pages than Google.