There are some google people going nuts over at the official Google blog. They don't want us common mortals to use the word Google as a verb when searching trough something other than their website. That is a very good away to attract some negative feelings.
While we're pleased that so many people think of us when they think of searching the web, let's face it, we do have a brand to protect, so we'd like to make clear that you should please only use "Google" when you’re actually referring to Google Inc. and our services.
So, let me say how much I like to google from Firefox for example. I actually google in Firefox most everything. When I don't google from firefox I google from my taksbar. Right now both are set to actually google in Google, but many more nice blog posts like this one and I migh actually give Live search another try.