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Google Desktop for Mac

Keith Chan [PersonRank 10]

Wednesday, April 4, 2007
12 years ago4,191 views

Google has announced Desktop for Mac. This post tries to identify reasons why Mac users should use Desktop over Spotlight.

tuaw.com/2007/04/04/google-des ...

Keith

Colin Colehour [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Ars technica has a review of it too.

arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/ ...

Hashim [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

I'm forced to use a Mac at work, so if this can sync with my home GDesktop account I just may use it.

Sam Davyson [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

I am having troubling installing it here... a lot of time is spent on this "authorising" step.

Sam Davyson [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Also it looks like this is Google Pack too. Sort of managing your other Google for Mac apps.

Sam Davyson [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Ok sorted that – looks like I just got a faulty .dmg file. Working fine now and indexing everything. It is very nice :)

Here is another screenshot...


sam.davyson.com/files/secure/M ...



I will let you know how it performs when it is done indexing.

James Xuan [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Cool. Do they have a linux version? I use Kubuntu. The problem is that nobody uses a mac. In all fareness there is all ready a feature like this in OSX and not enough people will download so its not worth creationg it. I'd say they only made it so it looks as if Google are equal to all OSs(which they are.

Good Idea but sadly, not worth it

David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Is it just me or the Desktop logo looks like one of the Win 95/98 logos?
(im talking about the second " O ")


desktop.google.com/images/logo ...

Pau Tomàs [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

[put at-character here]James: Having Eric Schmidt (Google CEO) at Apple's board of directors seems like a good reason to release software for Apple :)

But you're right, I wouldn't mind if Google releases some more linux software in the future (Google Desktop would be good)

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Thanks David for pointing out this URL:
desktop.google.com/mac

elyk [PersonRank 6]

12 years ago #

I definitely second (or rather third) the call for a linux version. Beagle is ok, but it lacks many features of google desktop...including the sidebar, widgets, and extensive list of plugins. Even a wine-ported version like picasa would be fine as long as it performed decently, although I'd think a linux version of google desktop would be relatively easy to make since it's based on their web search engine...and I believe the os on some of their servers is derived from linux.

James Xuan [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

[put at-character here]elyk

My friend works at Google EMEA and he has a computer run on Linux. He said that practically all the computers there a run on Linux.

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