Via Greg Linden's blog, Ars Technica tests and recaps major desktop search tools in Windows desktop search tools. From the conclusion, MSN Desktop Search comes out on top at the reviewers personal favorite, though anyone interested in web history search needs is pointed at Google Desktop.
What I believe are scores on a 0-10 scale are also given for each service within an Ars Technica Tested logo. The ratings from those work out like this:
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