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Google Desktop vs 3.0

Over here I predicted:

…within the next 12 months, we are going to see the introduction of a global network-based operating system (OS) that will allow the provision of all services – and more – that you are currently used to. Storage space, applications, games, multimedia and the internet will all be available via this single OS.

I also referred to a Google OS over here.

Lo and behold, we now have Google announcing that they are bringing out the latest version of Google Desktop, which has a new feature called ‘Search Across Computers’ (hat tip to TechCrunch). This allows you to search your documents and web pages across any computer, by storing that information on Google’s servers.

In order to share your indexed files between your computers, we first copy this content to Google Desktop servers located at Google.

(This copied information is not part of Google’s search engine servers, and therefore unable to be found by any random web searches.)

This is the beginning of what I was talking about, allowing the storage of your files on the internet, accessible from any computer.

And only 5 months after I made my prediction…


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