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Google Desktop

By - February 09, 2006

TttIf you had any doubt that Google plans to be a major force in the market that Microsoft dominates, this should erase them. Why do I say this? Well, because Google’s new version of its Desktop software includes Tic Tac Toe, of course. And everyone know that clever operation system companies *always* include a game in their offerings…

Meanwhile, TechCrunch gets into the privacy and other implications.

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5 thoughts on “Google Desktop

  1. Jim says:

    Is anyone tracking Google’s installed base for this application? Since they don’t promote it much on their homepage, it’s hard to tell whether many people are using it. “If a tree falls in the forest and no one hears …”

  2. Daniel Soar says:

    And *really* clever companies include a game that the user always wins. Google’s Tic Tac Toe, for instance, is chivalrous enough to lose every time.

  3. Lynne Jolitz says:

    It’s “operating systems”, not “operation systems”!

    And a real OS always has wumpus. 🙂

    Lynne Jolitz
    Co-creator 386BSD: the first open source Berkeley Unix OS

  4. Mel says:

    Whew! At least we know up front that there is a back door to avert nuclear disaster, ala getting W.O.P.R. to play Tic-Tac-Toe in WarGames.

    Shall we play a game?

  5. anon says:

    Scary thoughts on Google vs. our privacy: