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Old 10-14-04, 08:58 PM
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Google releases new tool search for your PC!

Yes! Finally something to replace the shitty MS search feature. Looks great!

http://desktop.google.com

Is this a repost? Didn't see it anywhere and a great tool
Old 10-14-04, 11:22 PM
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I remember the Windows one back in 95/98 to be a lot better than the shitty XP one. I had to change a huge bunch of default settings just to get it half decent.
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It is currently completely incompatible with NOD32 antivirus. It will not install and sends you to a page listing other incompatible programs. Oh well.
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I use it at work and it works very well, it searches your email and everything on your computer, it even finds what your looking for inside of documents.

However, this is a security risk especially for public terminals. It is a good thing to have if your 100% secure but watch out if your at a public computer.
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i dont like the way it works

definitly a big security risk.. google's response was that its still in beta..
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It works okay. Not great, just okay. Had it cause a big slowdown when I was installing cygwin and some packages and such last night. Disabled the indexing and problem went away.

Needs work.
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Can it search for folders?
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I wouldn't use it.

Here is the CNN story that says its a big security risk
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Wow ... talk about a misleading article:
"Otherwise, they can put on their own files if they want, a worm, a virus, anything, and you're shut down," Jones said.
I'm assuming this guy is talking about the fact that he has software preventing anyone from installing things because they could then install viruses, but the way the article reads, the average Joe could easily get the impression that Google Desktop is a security hole for viruses.

I really don't have much desire to use this product, but it's no more a security risk than most anything else. I mean, duh ... you put a search engine on a public computer, and everyone can search it. That's not rocket science. You give everyone keys to your house, and they can go through your shit too. As long as the product doesn't override access permissions, I don't see the big deal.

It seems the more reasonable assertion is that Google Desktop exposes security risks people have been ignoring.

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