Google Desktop Search Becomes Reality

A rumored Google tool to search your computer's desktop became a reality today, a free download available from the new Google Desktop Search site.

I've written (with help from Gary) a long review of the tool for today's SearchDay article, looking at why it is so compelling for anyone who uses Google. In addition, I've done a companion piece on privacy issues people should be aware of when using the tool or rightly, other desktop search tools as well.

There will be plenty of coverage and discussion of the launch from elsewhere, as well. We'll keep a running account of key articles, forum threads and more here. Just keep checking back as the list grows: