I had to uninstall the new Google Desktop Beta because it kept causing my computer to freeze and to refuse to shut down or start smoothly.
“Google Desktop gives you easy access to information on your computer and from the web. It’s a desktop search application that provides full text search over your email, files, music, photos, chats, Gmail, web pages that you’ve viewed, and more.”
Apparently, too much more for my computer. I’ll wait for 2.0.