{Google Desktop} ε Linux

(Google Desktop now on Linux)

June 27, 2007

Google Desktop hit the operating system trifecta today with the release of a version of Google Desktop™ for Linux. Now available on Linux, Mac OS X and Windows, the Google Desktop application allows users of every major operating system to search their desktop and the web as quickly, easily and comprehensively as they search the web with Google.

Major features of Google Desktop for Linux (beta) include:

With this release, Google Desktop joins the Picasa™, Google Earth™ and Google Toolbar for Firefox™ applications among Google's offerings for Linux. In addition to creating products that run on Linux, Google supports the Linux community in a variety of ways, such as releasing open source code, running the Summer of Code™ and hosting tens of thousands of open source projects on Google Code™ (http://code.google.com).

Google Desktop for Linux (beta) was developed by Google's Beijing engineering team, and is available in English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Dutch, Chinese (simplified and traditional), Japanese, Korean, and Portuguese. It runs on Debian 4.0, Fedora Core 6, Ubuntu 6.10, SUSE 10.1, and Red Flag 5, and can be downloaded for free at http://desktop.google.com.

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