Desktop Searches with Kat

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Article from Issue 62/2006
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The Kat desktop search tool turns up more than text strings.

The desktop search engine offers new and interesting opportunities for users to access information on their own computers. This new breed of tools lets you search your own computer in the same way you would search the Internet.

It comes as no surprise that the first tool of this category was created by Google. Another giant of the computer industry, Apple, has gone beyond this concept, integrating its own desktop search engine, called Spotlight, into the operating environment. In this setting, people do not need to know they are using a search tool.

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