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Tuesday, October 19, 2004
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Search your desktop with 'Google Desktop'

Google has released Google Desktop, a small application that can be used to search within the desktop. It is very fast (just like Google) and can search Word, Excel, Powerpoint and Text documents, Outlook/Outlook Express messages and IE History.

The application indexes all the documents in the desktop after installation. This process is done when the PC is not being used. Hence it won't interfere/slow down the system. Pretty cool :)

Google Desktop

Tuesday, October 12, 2004
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GMail Tools

A couple of gmail tools that I am sure everyone will want/like.

GMail Notifier – The name says it all. A small windows application that notifies when you receive an email in your gmail account. This application is directly from Google.

Check here

GMail Drive Shell Extension - An application to create a virtual filesystem around your GMail account. This will enable to use your gmail account as an online storage medium. This application is NOT from Google. I haven't had a chance to test it though, but check it out here.

An interesting article...

It’s been more than a week since the last update. I was a bit busy with other stuff (as if anyone cares… just kidding)

Several things have happened over the last few days.

I came across this controversial/interesting article by John Dvorak (in PC Magazine) blaming Intel/Microsoft for anything and everything that is happening in the IT industry.

Bad News? Blame Intel and Microsoft

Monday, October 04, 2004
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Java 2 Platform Standard Edition 5.0

Sun has released Java 2 Platform SE 5.0 last week. I am excited as I work in Java. I do hope to check it out soon whenever I get time. Key features include:

  • New language updates: Metadata, Generics, Enumerated types, Autoboxing of primitive types
  • New JVM Monitoring and Management API
  • Improved out-of-box performance
  • New (but compatible) default Java look and feel
Java 2 SE 5.0

Java 2 SE 5.0 in a Nutshell

Friday, October 01, 2004
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Is there a gbrowser on the cards?

Originally uploaded by vsankarv.
Another blog from the browser front.

Is Google coming out with a browser? That'€™s the question on everyone'™s mind in the tech community today. Some say "Yes"€. Nothing has been announced officially, but someone started the speculation a week or so back and since then, the entire web is flooding with articles/blogs regarding this. So I thought I will join the bandwagon with a blog here!!!

Google has already registered gbrowser.com Check out
whois. Google has also hired some big names from the browser industry. All these have led everyone to believe that gbrowser is going to be a reality soon. I do hope so. It could be an all-in-all application, with browsing, gmail, blogging, rss reader, enhanced search features and more.

Maybe, the gbrowser (if it comes) could make me move away from Firefox :) I also wish that Microsoft begins to take things seriously and does something with IE.

Rumours surround Google browser