Google Desktop

Published in Search Engines on Thursday, October 14th, 2004

Google unleashes Desktop *Beta. Wow.

Stickin' it to the big M$

Not much to say about this, except that I'm off to check it out. Google is really making it happen: first the search engine (remember that? ;-), then adwords and adsense, then gmail, and now desktop search. When is that browser coming out?

Anyway, the new Google desktop page looks cool, I'm loving that favicon.

Breaking the news

Read John Batelle's writup and Danny Sulivan's too!. Hat tip to Mr. Batelle.

Comments and Feedback

Having read through the review and related security discussion on this over at Search Engine Watch, I agree that it sounds great but I can't help thinking...

Yeah, I hear ya. Adsense accounts, Adwords accounts, gmail accounts, SE cookies and now this? I'm a bit spooked... (ps - drop me a line if you want your e-mail addy unlinked)

That is one complaint I have about desktop search engines--they don't search that fast like google. If google or MS come out with a desktop one that searches like the new Apple Spotlight will, that would be great. I am all for it.

Personally I just don't see the big need for desktop searching, or pc searching. I never use it, but then again, maybe that's cause it sucks so bad I have no idea what I'm missing.

Maybe I'll just have to get myself an Apple and find out what all the fuss is about ;-]

Take this post as a trackback. There are some of my toughs about the product, privacy and security in mind:

Now I have to get a Windows 'puter to discover this...:-(. Hmm, I have already a whole set of tools to search my computers, command line or GUI, and with the upcoming 'Spotlight', it will get even better. No need to have Ms Google take a peek.

Pretty sad when Google is releasing apps that do what a decent OS should do itself. Maybe Google can just go ahead and realease an OS...

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