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Author Topic: Google launches possible FARR competitor for windows  (Read 5896 times)

justice

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Google launches possible FARR competitor for windows
« on: February 25, 2009, 04:06:51 AM »
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Windows only: Remember Quick Search Box, Google's new search-and-launch application built by the same guy who developed Quicksilver? Well, now it's available for Windows—you've just got to install Google Toolbar in IE to get it.



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Apparently it's not anywhere near FARR's featureset so no need to be concerned but it will be interesting to see where they'll take it.

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Re: Google launches possible FARR competitor for windows
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2009, 06:42:40 AM »
They won't so much TAKE it anywhere as they will simply PUSH it everywhere possible. This is what big corps do.

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Re: Google launches possible FARR competitor for windows
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2009, 07:02:55 AM »
hehe maybe it includes a Google Updater Indexing Update Service

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Re: Google launches possible FARR competitor for windows
« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2009, 08:49:05 AM »
Woo, "QuickSilver" for Windows, might give it a spin. Shame that it requires the Google Toolbar, that's a big con in my book.

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Re: Google launches possible FARR competitor for windows
« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2009, 01:37:21 PM »
Bundling two product that have nothing in common show that google is really a big company ;).
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Re: Google launches possible FARR competitor for windows
« Reply #5 on: March 09, 2009, 01:44:33 AM »
Woo, "QuickSilver" for Windows, might give it a spin. Shame that it requires the Google Toolbar, that's a big con in my book.

It doesn't look like "Quicksilver" for Windows aka Skylight http://www.candylabs.com/skylight/ has had any updates since March '08. It's currently still in beta and requires .NET 3.5.

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Re: Google launches possible FARR competitor for windows
« Reply #6 on: March 09, 2009, 02:10:29 AM »
Heh, requiring you to install their toolbar? Lame.

Wouldn't have made me switch from FARR even if it didn't, though :-*
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Re: Google launches possible FARR competitor for windows
« Reply #7 on: March 10, 2009, 09:49:43 PM »
at the current state, this seems more like a 'jump onto bandwagon' state. only users' feedback and complaints will determine how far they are likely to take it.