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Google’s gadgets turn the big 5.0

Google has released the fifth version of its popular computer utilities application package Google Desktop.

Google has released the fifth version of its popular computer utilities application package Google Desktop.

Launched last week, Google Desktop 5 has a redesigned sidebar interface, additional ‘Google Gadgets’, a preview tool with which to view search results and improved security.

The gadgets include desktop and internet search for e-mail, news, photos and weather, as well as tools such as a ‘to do’ list and notepad.

The two big areas of improvement in version five that Google is pushing are the application set’s security features and its aesthetic qualities.

Both areas are also features that Microsoft has been using to drum up support for the Windows Vista operating system. However, the security of Google Gadgets is something Google has received criticism for in the past.

New security features include the scanning of links within e-mails, instant messages, documents and the internet for malicious software. 

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