I’m not a Google fanboy, I promise but there are some new things from Google which I find interesting. It seems Google is now implementing prefetching on the first results for a search. This only works with Mozilla, Netscape and FireFox now but IE7 might bring it in. More details on prefetching. I’m sure malicious pages could stick in a lot of these prefetching tags so that browsers will follow links to spam pages that contain ads. I wonder could this be used to increase clickthrus ? With Google using this feature it will become known to a lot more people so the chance of abuse will naturally increase.
On to Google Desktop matters… Here’s how you can Integrate Google Desktop Search into FireFox. and this lists the growing List of plugins for Google Desktop Search. I especially like the Omnipage plugin for scanned in images and documents.