Google Desktop Search

Google Desktop Search Google Labs released Google Desktop Search beta this morning. Google Desktop Search allows users Windows 2000 and Windows XP to search their e-mail, AOL instant message sessions, Internet Explorer browser history, as well as text and Microsoft Office documents. Google Desktop Search uses your Web browser as its management interface. Connect to 127.0.0.1:4664 and you are greeted by a familiar Google search layout with a Desktop addition. I am able to access the Web interface using Intenet Explorer and Firefox but I am greeted with an incompatible browser message when using Opera. You have the option of including secure Web pages in your search by allowing Google to download a copy of each page. Google Web searches will now show desktop matches alongside Web results (you can turn off this feature in Preferences). Outlook e-mail is only indexed while Outlook is open. Google Desktop Search spawned three processes on my computer: GoogleDesktop.e, GoogleDesktopCr, and GoogleDesktopIn. The three processes are currently utilizing about 27 MB of RAM on my computer.
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