Google Desktop 5 beta released

It requires Windows Vista/XP/2000 SP3+ but if you don’t have the likes of Spotlight for the Mac, Google Desktop does a great job at doing similar indexing as we all know and love from their search engine on the desktop. Google Desktop 5 beta now allows you to preview the documents right there in the browser instead of waiting for the application to launch the document to make sure you got what you need.
This actually is already accomplished by similar products such as X1, but it’s still definitely interesting. There are other features that were added to the list such as a pretty gui and better security.
Googleblog < GoogleDesktop