desktop search

It seems Google will soon launch a desktop search product. It will be interesting to see if this takes off. In the past I don’t think most folks had enough stuff on their desktops that they really needed a search tool to find things. But perhaps we’ve reached the tipping point.

3 Responses to “desktop search”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    Well, I have a pdf folder with > 1 GB, and think on a classical secretary and it’s letters in office formats.
    Imagine a P2P Search engine in a style of napster.
    http://mas.cs.umass.edu/pub/paper_detail.php/358

    Of course you will have documents that you will share with the network and documents you only index for own use.

    joa23

  2. Anonymous Says:

    I have a lot of info in PDF and other formats too, but I think it will be better to have something like automatic directory (taxonomy?) builder instead of search (simple Windows search ficility provides enough for me, I have no billions of content units) to have documents and other content grouped or associated with each other by it’s meaning (category, properties, etc) too. M$ doing now something like this for Longhorn – WinFS (synthesis of NTFS and RDBMS). But I think it is possible to do with existing filesystem.

    Regards,
    Vasily

  3. theiwaz Says:

    I seems that desktop search has started some kind of war. Almost every week you can find a new one.

    These are based on Lucene.NET

    http//www.ascirum.de/ascirumxp
    http://www.lookoutsoft.com/

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