The Buzz is Back
Google has brought back the buzz to the Internet. The last time we heard this buzz was when a small upstart was pitted against the Goliath Microsoft. With Micosoft thumping Netscape, there was just an eerie silence. But now Microsoft seems beseiged on multiple fronts. The buzz is back with a bang!
Firefox with over 4.5 Million downloads in less than a month is threatening Internet Explorer, Linux and OSS are engaging Microsoft's cash cow, Sony/Nintendo seem to be entrenched in the gaming industry and now Google. Google not only has killer applications, it also has the user's trust and the brand recognition to be a Microsoft killer. It has the ability to make Microsoft's OS and Office suite redundant by providing the same services via a browser. Refer previous post about Laszlo.
After installing, I tested the performance of the application. Launched the application and gave it the name of a file. It returned the result in less than 0.5 seconds. Not bad, huh? Tried something more difficult. I selected some text from a file deep in some directory. Google again returned accurate results in less than 0.5 seconds. Tried the same with Microsoft search application. After trying for nearly 4 minutes, it came up with an answer: "No File Found".
Try out the application. It is available at desktop.google.com
PS: Another application I would like readers to check out is Gmail Drive. GMail Drive creates a virtual filesystem on top of your Google GMail account and enables you to save and retrieve files stored on your GMail account directly from inside Windows Explorer. GMail Drive literally adds a new drive to your computer under the My Computer folder, where you can create new folders, copy and drag'n'drop files to.