Not content with using Yahoo forever, Microsoft is releasing a trial version of its very own search technology - the search page on Microsoft's MSN website is to be replaced with a cleaner, more minimalist interface that shares a similarity or two with Google.

MSN bigwigs aren't yet spewing all sorts of "best-on-the-net!" propaganda, though: vice president of MSN Yusuf Mehdi says he can't declare the new search site the best available just yet, but claims it will be the best option for people who use other MSN services.

All I have to say is "Good Luck Microsoft!" You have your work cut out for you to compete with the best internet search engine on Earth.