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From dmclea...@comcast.net
Subject Re: Introduction
Date Tue, 23 May 2006 21:46:03 GMT
That is a good question, Dave.

First of all, I'll be blunt, I don't necessarily trust either Google or Microsoft.

Second, though searchable is certainly a good idea, it isn't browseable. For really old stuff,
I might not be able to remember any sufficiently distinct criteria in order to be able to
find what I'm looking for. 

On the desktop and in desktop apps, tools for filing and managing information objects are
all one-dimensional. 

Also, the desktop search approach does not break apart information that is only together because
it comes from the same source. Mail messages are still stored in mailbox files, documents
in some arbitrary folder.

Am I making any sense here?

Thanks,

Donald

 -------------- Original message ----------------------
From: David Van Couvering <David.Vancouvering@Sun.COM>
> Very interesting!
> 
> I ask this because it will be asked: how do you distinguish this (other 
> than it being open source and portable) from Google Desktop and the 
> stuff that is coming out in Windows Vista where basically your entire 
> filesystem is tied in with a relational database (MS SQL Server) and is 
> fully indexable/queryable?

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