Tuesday, April 13, 2004

more on Google OS

More about the potential for a Google OS, or an OS “lock-in” as they put it in this Search Engine Watch dot com article. If you’ve been keeping up, you know that you will be offered 1 gig of online storage space for your email on Google’s new Gmail system. But:

Imagine next year that Google provides anyone with 5 gigabytes, 10 gigabytes or more of storage space for personal files. Got a ton of Word documents, spreadsheets and other material? Push it across to us, Google would say. We'll store it, index it and make it easy to retrieve what you want. This type of material Google already indexes from across the web and has done for ages.

The author goes on to point out that a “Google Desktop” will only take off if we trust them with our data. My guess is most average people don't care about this targeted ad/privacy issue, but we’ll see.


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