Google released their Mac version of Desktop and I was curious about two things, the first being what I would get that I didn’t already have with Spotlight, and the second being the new Updater application that they use instead of the standard drag-and-drop OS X installer.
I generally don’t like updaters because you never really know what is getting installed beyond the application you think you are getting. Also, why go through the trouble with an updater app when all the major Mac applications use the standard installer and still manage to do updates.
Daring Fireball has a breakdown of what is happening when Google’s Updater does it’s business. I’m gonna hold off for a while longer while this shakes out, Google’s Desktop has never been my first choice primarily because of the data they send back to their servers about my desktop.
Tags: Google Desktop