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A Warning About Google's New Desktop Search

If you're interested in downloading the new Google Desktop Search beta, please read this before downloading it. Unlike most Windows applications, which ask permission to close running applications or tell you to go close them, Google's Desktop Search application simply shuts everything down on your desktop without permission or warning. Open browser windows, Outlook -- whatever -- just gone without a trace. So make sure you save a

If you're interested in downloading the new Google Desktop Search beta, please read this before downloading it.

Unlike most Windows applications, which ask permission to close running applications or tell you to go close them, Google's Desktop Search application simply shuts everything down on your desktop without permission or warning. Open browser windows, Outlook -- whatever -- just gone without a trace. So make sure you save and shut things down before installing.

By the way, the new utility appears to be amazing so far. I've been playing with it this morning, and my preliminary reaction is, in a word: Wow! More details later.

Download it here.

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