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Now Available: New Version of Start.com, Microsoft's Customizable Home Page

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Over on MSN Search's WebLog you'll read news that Microsoft has released (IE only) a new version of their Start.com customizable home page.

Want to try it? This URL will get you in without having to take the annoying "test" discussed below. Don't try to go to http://www.start.com, as that currently comes up with a "Page Not Found" error.

Greg Linden has some comments about the service on his blog.

Microsoft is trying to use this release to promote their "Instant Answers" feature at MSN Search. Officially, to get access to the Start.com page, you first need to visit this page for Start, then answer five questions by searching for the instant answer on MSN Search. I agree with Greg, this is both bizarre and annoying.

BTW, some one should tell Microsoft that the answer to one of the questions needed to get access, Who said "he is able who thinks he is able," doesn't even appear as an "Instant Answer" on the results page.

As said, you can skip the test and get direct access by going here.


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