I prefer to use Yahoo! 'cause:
A) results are ordered by categories allowing me to see pages related to my topic
B) it will automatically search AltaVista if it finds nothing.
C) you can search other engines (see picture below)
oops never changed the body background image link was still pointing to futures.wharton.upenn.edu
Oh gees! The body background image is awful! Still *everyone* used to have those back in the day.
Surprised the Yahoo! search form still works.