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Desktop Wars

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Last month we looked at the pioneers of desktop search on the PC; Zylab, ISYS and dtSearch. Over a decade later on 14 October 2004 Google Desktop Search was released, in the same month Microsoft announced its intention of offering search software by the end of that year, the desktop war was in full swing...

Pioneers of desktop search

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September marks the anniversary of the founding of a company which is a notable pioneer of desktop search; their claim to fame is that they released the first full-text retrieval software (what the world now calls desktop search!) for the PC...