Google Desktop Search

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by fitz, Oct 14, 2004.

  1. fitz

    fitz Just Floating Along Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    Since I can't find any other reference to it yet on the forums, I was wondering if anyone had tried the new google desktop search (http://www.desktop.google.com/) yet and what their impressions about it were.

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  2. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    That looks absolutely awesome. :D
    I'm going to have to try it this weekend when the work clears up.
     
  3. Henyman

    Henyman Secret Goat Fetish Political User

    hmmmmmmmmm looks good :cool:
     
  4. Khayman

    Khayman I'm sorry Hal... Political User Folding Team

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    doesn't realy search a lot does it?, not much good most of them for me :(
     
  5. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    It's still a beta. I'm sure Google will add more features eventually. :)
     
  6. vern

    vern Dominus Political User Folding Team

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    Trying it out now.

    Isn't this what Windows indexing does? But is just a useless feature anyway?
     
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    lynchknot Moderator

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    not a virus but I thought this was interesting at least - http://virusscan.jotti.dhs.org/ :eek:
     
  8. fitz

    fitz Just Floating Along Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    Another limitation: seems that it doesn't let you install to a drive other than the default primary partition.. I emailed google about this but have not yet heard back from them.

    It also has problems with the Microsoft ISA Server's firewall client -- not that most people at home would be running an ISA server or running the included Firewall client... but here at work we are.

    Here's a list (and some workarounds) of programs that have problems with the google desktop. I have a couple of these running and as such, have not yet had a chance to install it.. :(

    --fitz
     
  9. fitz

    fitz Just Floating Along Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    Well, it goes WAY beyond what the windows indexing does. Even with the indexing service turned on, doing a search using the windows/find function still takes time. This is supposed to be a lot quicker.

    Beyond that, it also will search Outlook/Outlook express folders as well as AIM conversations, IE webpage view history..

    -fitz
     
  10. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    This and Ava Find make a killer combo together (been using the latter for a while now - highly recommended). :)
    Google Desktop can search for terms within documents and emails, and Ava Find can find any file on your hard drive instantaneously.
     
  11. vern

    vern Dominus Political User Folding Team

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    I sent them a little feedback about Firefox support and very quickly they replied ...

     
  12. NetRyder

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    They did it for Gmail. I'm sure they'll do it for this too. :)
     
  13. fitz

    fitz Just Floating Along Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    Well, this confirms that you can't install it to a different drive other than the program files directory..

     
  14. cryogenic

    cryogenic OSNN Addict

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    I installed it last night but haven't had a chance to use it as of yet.... I don't use IE as my browser, so of course it's not going to be able to search through my history, but that's ok by me.