just to point out, Spotlight will surely eat some CPU power too. For example, when adding lots of files on the HD, it will slow down the system temporarily for a moment, because it has to crunch all the data to be used with the Spotlight feature.shawnce said:Intel loves it since it pushes the need for more CPU power...
There won't necessarily be a slow-down. Indexing can be done using idle CPU time (like Folding@Home).Windowlicker said:... For example, when adding lots of files on the HD, it will slow down the system temporarily for a moment, because it has to crunch all the data to be used with the Spotlight feature.
Agreed. I have used spotlight, and though I haen't tried the google program yet, as soon as I saw it used a web interface and didn't do instant searching I realized that people won't use this nearly as much as spotlight. When spotlight comes it will take over the average person's use of the finder. I can't remember if it was Steve or Phil who said this, but it simply cannot be overstated.nagromme said:
Google's privacy policies are beyond reproach. I'm not saying they may not lie, but any company could lie with any program you install on your computer whethere it is ostensibly for searching or not. I'd trust google before I'd trust most other companies.katanna said:So you are going to download a Google program that can search every file on your computer and possibly send it all back to someone else...
Sounds scary to me!
alms said:Much faster than the native searching options available in Windows XP and Outlook 2003.