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WS4 lets you perform an instant search of your computer. WS4 helps you find and preview documents, e-mail messages, music files, photos, and other items on the computer. Please refer to the Knowledge base article KB940157 for a full description of the technology. Has any body used this and is it a good thing.
I have not used it...but what does it do...that cannot ordinarily be done without it?
In other words...what would make anyone install it? I don't see anything that would make me use it, I'm always reluctant to install programs that really don't add anything to system functionality (and take system resources).
The comments that a "powerful" system should have no problem with indexing...is not my experience. At times, indexing will run forever and severely limit normal functioning of a system, IME. Systems seem to work just fine without it.