Google Desktop

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Google Desktop

A desktop search application from Google that runs under Windows or Mac. It searches a user's computer for keywords in Office documents, Outlook messages, AOL chats and Web pages. It also provides a viewer for news and photos as well as mini applications called "gadgets," similar to the Gadgets that were introduced with Windows Vista (see gadget). See Google and desktop search.
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