Monday, October 18, 2004

Google Desktop Search

I installed this new tool which is free and from the people at Google.
It seems well behaved, but I do have some comments about it.

It is certainly cheaper than the stuff from X1.
That product, which does most of the same thing, is aimed at the business user. Or the user who doesn't mind putting things on their credit card.
It's $75. It has excellent preview and other features. But it did seem to bog down my machine to an absolutel crawl.

All this is similar to the promise from Bill gates to include google-like desktop search in the next version of windows, currently called 'Longhorn'. Microsoft has removed features from Longhorn most particularly WinFS in order to move up its release date.

Hopefully, right here, I can tell you what is right and wrong with Google Desktop Search. We'll see.

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