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Personally, I disqualified it back in 2004 because it included "an
update feature that permits the company to automatically install new
versions of the program on users' computers without user intervention or
knowledge" (according to the New York Times).
From: McLauchlan, Kevin
Sent: Sunday, March 11, 2012 10:19 PM
To: John G; Robert Lauriston
Cc: TECHWR-L Writing
Subject: RE: Windows Search alternatives
Didn't it get withdrawn because a bunch of companies forbade employees
to have it, on the grounds that it gave a certain giant search company
an inside look at other people's business and secrets? Or they thought
it did, which is just as fatal to adoption of a piece of software.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: John G
> Sent: March-11-12 3:37 PM
> To: Robert Lauriston
> Cc: TECHWR-L Writing
> Subject: Re: Windows Search alternatives
> If you can find a copy of Google Desktop (since withdrawn) it still
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