If you have not yet done so, go and download Google Desktop search. It will make searching for that lost document on your hard drive amazingly simple. As has been noted by Jason Kottke, this is a first step towards a GooOS for Google or something similar to such a concept. And we all know Microsoft will follow in short order.
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