Google Desktop For Linux released!

1 07 2007

Google Inc. launched a Linux version of Google Desktop on Wednesday, almost three years after the product’s launch for the Windows operating system.

The application, designed for indexing and finding data in PCs, as well as for searching the Web, also comes in a Mac OS X version, introduced in April of this year.

Like the Mac OS X version, Google Desktop for Linux is a beta, or test, product. The Windows version shed its beta tag already, meaning Google considers it a more stable and mature product.

At this point, Google Desktop for Linux does not feature the Sidebar and Gadget features present in the Windows version.

Google Desktop for Linux

Gadgets are mini-applications that display things such as e-mail, weather data, photos and news on the desktop. The Sidebar is a vertical panel where the Gadgets can be organized.

This Linux version, developed by Google’s Beijing engineering team, is available in English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Dutch, simplified and traditional Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Portuguese.

Google Desktop for Linux runs on Debian 4.0, Fedora Core 6, Ubuntu 6.10, SUSE 10.1, and Red Flag 5.

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3 responses

7 05 2008
pinastro

Why does it always takes late to get a Linux version….
do developers have to develop a product twice …so that it is used worldwide both by the Windows and Linux people…

this is really an insane world…

Also read the below conversation between a GEEK (madly in love with Linux) and me (who wants to know the Truth and want a sane world)
http://pinastro.wordpress.com/2008/05/05/linux-v-windows-suddenly-there-comes-google-os/

7 05 2008
pinastro

Doesn’t it look like the Cold War ….

5 02 2009
Eric

Eric…

Intersting post!…

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