I’ve heard for a while that Microsoft plans to produce a single search tool that finds data on your hard disk and on the Internet but I have always assumed they meant to deliver it in their next operating system (Longhorn) in 2006. Now according to Yusuf Mehdi, head of Microsoft’s MSN division it seems this technology will be released within 12 months. Apple also plans to incorporate this kind of search in its OS but “as with Windows”:http://blog.org/archives/cat_search_engines.html#001061 third party apps for Mac OS X are “already available”:http://www.wired.com/news/mac/0,2125,64070,00.html to search your hard disk.
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12 July 2004