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apparently it was while I was watching firefly

Since switching to the Mac I’ve gotten addicted to using Google Desktop Mac. It makes doing anything much easier – if I want to launch an application I don’t have to move my mouse. I hit the Command key twice and like so:


I type in the first few letters of what I want to do, for example “Remote Desktop” and hit enter, and my program launches:


Saves me clicking around a bunch, certainly.

I was working on my NEW EXTREME VISTA BOX ULITMATE and noticed they built a little search box into the Start menu.

“Nice,” I think, “now I can type what I want and it appears. And without that stupid dog that froze the system for 3 seconds.”

I then realized the “new feature” I really like in my operating system is a grep-enabled command line box. So apparently operating systems have come full circle – from text interface, to graphics and little things to click on, back to a text interface again. Nice. It only took Microsoft 6 years, too. Not too shabby.

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  1. Oh, I like the new layout.

    Can you link to me? I want to be your friend.

  2. Done! Sorry, I would have linked you earlier but I kind of ignored my links ever since I started using an RSS reader (since I personally don’t click on them anymore…)

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