Leosghost - 10:21 pm on Sep 18, 2012 (gmt 0)
Yes back in the days I used Alta Vista as it was well known.
Then I read some PC magazines and they said that Google was a better search engine. So I tired it and have been on it every since.
Google sounds a silly name, but it is a very good name as it is easy to say and easy to spell and easy to type.
Eg you can "Google it"
Try saying you can DuckDuckGo it !
or look fro it on DuckDuckGo
Apparently it is not typing DuckDuckGo which gives you trouble :)
The rest of us have no trouble typing or saying DuckDuckGo either..:)
Google is actually quite hard for most non English speakers to understand how to spell and say initially , as the oo part is usually encountered in words like "book" and "look" which do not have the oo as in Boo sound..