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Desktop 5 update

Brinke Guthrie [PersonRank 10]

Friday, April 27, 2007
13 years ago2,616 views

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[Updated to permalink – Tony]

David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

WOW!
looks pretty cool!


desktop.google.com/images/side ...



desktop.google.com/

Thanks Brinke :)

pri [PersonRank 5]

13 years ago #

i've been using vista and i haven't found a reason to use Google Desktop anymore. vista search feature is comparable to GDS and the sidebar is the same to google's. the only ifference is the content available right now. I haven't been a big sidebar user but now that MS included it and its there, i've added some basic gadets.

So, it begs the question, why use GDS on Vista?

Colin Colehour [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

So this update is just more languages? I can't believe they have 29 languages for Google Desktop. That's Crazy!

Pierre S [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

They say any OS, but as far as I'm concerned, Linux is still not supported...

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Why that image (desktop.google.com/images/sidebar_gd5.jpg) has some text in Romanian?

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

I got the same image in French ;-)

Tue Abrahamsen [PersonRank 7]

13 years ago #

And I in danish :) Localized pictures – cool.

David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

<< Why that image (desktop.google.com/images/sidebar_gd5.jpg) has some text in Romanian? >>

Where?
I'm getting English only.

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

<< Localized pictures – cool. >>

Indeed. Try adding the usual "hl=" param to the image and you redirected. Presumably they're doing some automated content negotiation too.

e.g.


desktop.google.com/images/side ...



Or...

desktop.google.com/images/sidebar_gd5.jpg?hl=en
desktop.google.com/images/sidebar_gd5.jpg?hl=en-GB
desktop.google.com/images/sidebar_gd5.jpg?hl=ro
desktop.google.com/images/sidebar_gd5.jpg?hl=fr
desktop.google.com/images/sidebar_gd5.jpg?hl=da

Mambo [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

To sum up, the main two differences are that Google Desktop 5 is now out of beta, and it comes with more languages.

David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

For once and for all, i want to get this,
Is there any slight of a change between the English and the GB English versions?

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