16/01/2006

Google bundles up desktop tools - IT Week

Google bundles up desktop tools - IT Week

Google has bundled various packages together, it includes Google Earth, Google Talk, Google Toolbar, Google desktop, Mozilla Firefox, Norton AntiVirus and Adobe Reader 7. There's also an update system that keeps all the packages updates.

Though these are all indivually available, the Google Pack makes it easy to install them and ensure they are up to date.

This is potentially a direct move against Microsoft by moving into the traditional desktop envirtonment. It's likely Google are looking for an "office" environment, though they may wait until they have a hosted version.

This is likely to raise the profile of Google in both the consumer and maybe enterprise markets.
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