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Thursday, October 14, 2004

Who wouldn't love the Google Desktop Search?

While it silently indexes my emails and documents in the background, I figured I'd take the time to say "Thank you!" to the Google team for this excellent contraption. I love it!

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  • Mac users can't use it. Linux users can't use it. It doesn't work with Firefox. It doesn't work with Thunderbird.

    So who wouldn't love it? Anyone who isn't a Microsoft groupie.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at October 14, 2004 at 12:20 PM  

  • You've got to use Windows to believe how incredibly its search functions need to be put to rest. We lived in a world where searching a few thousand files on your (local) OS would take exponentially more time than searching millions of files on the internet. Not anymore.

    Google Desktop Search is a fitting obituary for Windows Search. Besides it makes perfect business sense. First web search, then news, then with email and now with its desktop solutions, Google looks like it may just do what Apple was much vaunted to do: open Windows and shut Gates :)

    By Blogger Ashish, at October 14, 2004 at 4:13 PM  

  • A Microsoft groupie???

    That's like saying anyone who doesn't like ice cream, hates cows. What a moron.

    By Blogger madfinn, at October 15, 2004 at 5:20 AM  

  • I didn't like it, the search results were not relevant. It was pretty cool seeing my own files and emails in a google UI but it just isn't there yet.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at October 15, 2004 at 10:16 AM  

  • Simply amazing! I've always wanted a file system that was fast to search and had some revision control features.

    gDesktop is definitely not a revision control system but it does track some changes. Try this:
    1. Search for one of your .c, .txt or .doc files
    2. Make a change and save it.

    3. Search for it again.
    4. Notice the "2 cached" link in the search results
    5. Click on the "2 cached" link.

    This will show you all the revisions and pressing F5 will show you the versions after you make another change; however, it will only add revisions at a maximum rate of about one per minute.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at October 15, 2004 at 11:38 AM  

  • http://www.apple.com/macosx/tiger/spotlight.html

    Geoffroy Carrier <geoffroy.carrier@sitlib.org> (f***ing Blogger authentification system)

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at November 20, 2004 at 2:11 AM  

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