SIGIA-L Mail Archives: [Sigia-l] RE: Google desktop search now available
[Sigia-l] RE: Google desktop search now available
> -----Original Message-----
> From: sigia-l-bounces_at_asis.org
> [mailto:sigia-l-bounces_at_asis.org] On Behalf Of Boniface Lau
> Sent: 18 October 2004 00:42
> To: 'SIGIA-L'
> Subject: RE: [Sigia-l] RE: Google desktop search now available
> > From: Listera
> > Assuming you wanted/needed the local search facilities of GDS:
> > A) Would you wait 3-4 years and pay to upgrade to Longhorn+
> to use a
> > similar functionality?
> Windows 2000 and XP already come bundled with a local search
> facility known as Index Server. People don't have to do
> anything to get it running because it is enabled by default.
Index Server has been mentioned before on this list in the same context.
Its existence as part of Windows for several years (in fact from NT 3 I
believe, but as an option), and the scant use that most people make of
it, leads me to think that Blinkx, Spotlight (I know, I know: that's
incrediblypowerfulandamazing but it's in the same area), and now the
Google offering, may not receive the reception that they hope from the
general public. But it's just hunch.
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