At 08:05 PM 8/13/2003, you wrote:
I am using the identical version of explorer under 2000 professional and XP
2000 returns the results you would expect.
XP returns a page of sponsors first and launches a separate ad window.

Actually, that's not all that surprising.

Google also changes it's behavior based on where it *THINKS* you are... when I connect to from home, everything works as I expect. If, however, I connect to my companies corporate VPN, and visit, I get redirected to ... yes, the corporate offices are in Canada ... but why should google make the decision for me that I really want to use their Canadian servers if I go to


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