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Google desktop issues

Discussion in 'Software' started by nugget, Jun 15, 2009.

  1. nugget
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    Hey guys, I was just wondering if anyone knows of any privacy issues related to using google desktop. I did a few searches but only came up with an entry from sometime in 2006, mostly about the search across computers feature.

    I have a user who was using it on her desktop and has now recieved a new laptop and would like it installed. Personally I don't trust it, especially as it comes from google hence the question.

    I have the windows desktop search installed at the moment which practically does the same thing, but I guess that we are all creatures of habit and want to use what we know.
     
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  2. nugget
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    Nobody else that has a problem with google desktop?
     
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  3. Qs

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    I don't use it. Vista has a sidebar and FF has google.com

    Uninstall it, that'll fix any problems you're having :wink:

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  4. BosonMichael
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    Other than the fact that it unnecessarily consumes space on your browser window, not to mention processor and memory resources?
     
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    Well it certainly has had some serious criticism in the past. Not sure of it's reputation now, in it's current form. However, personally I just regard it as an 'annoyance', which as you say.. uses resources, and indexes stuff which is easy to find manually. Same thing with tool-bars, they are just pieces of marketing poo, that have no place on any PC I touch :dry
     
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  6. nugget
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    Thanks guys. I was wondering more about the security implications actually. At the moment it's a toss up between google desktop and the windows desktop search. I just don't trust google at all.

    My boss is also not too trusting of google either. :biggrin

    I guess that I won't be installing it for this user and a lot of uninstalling to do on the others.:twisted:
     
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