I have been an avid user of google groups for a few years now (and was using
deja news before that). The first version of google groups was a bit clunky
but once you worked out how to use it you could find and read messages very
quickly. To keep track you could search for someone and track your posts
just click on your name. Sure the way to find groups meant sometimes groups
where hard to get to. Gradual improvements where that - improvements but
there was some room for a few changes.
A lot of people in the office and friends are raving about Google "Desktop",
but personally I'm quite disappointed by it and was wondering what the
opinion here was.
My dislike of it is mainly due to the disruptive interaction that I have to
through to search. Say I'm in Outlook and I want to quickly find an email. I
have to either open a new browser window (takes time), right click on the
Google Desktop systray icon and choose search (takes even more time) or
utilise an existing browser window, which generally means opening a new tab