Google Gears up to take on the monolithic Microsoft this week. Google will announce the "Google Gears" initiative today that will expand its applications beyond that of the web and challenge Microsoft on its own property, the computer hard-drive. The mammoth internet company is launching Google Gears, an open-source technology for creating offline web applications.
A key differentiator of Microsoft applications is that they can be used without an internet connection. They are launched from the computer's hard drive and files created can be stored and accessed on that drive, reports The Financial Times Online.
Google Gears will enable its own applications to have Microsoft-like capabilities. What does that mean? Microsoft applications can be used without an internet connection and they are launched from the PC's hard drive and files created can be stored and accessed on that drive.
Link : http://gears.google.com/
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