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New Spotlight search resembles Mac OS 8 technology

updated 11:35 pm EDT, Mon June 28, 2004

Tiger\'s Spotlight search

Apple's , announced as a feature of Mac OS X Tiger, works contextually within Apple applications as well as third-party ones via a new SDK and will automatically mine each file on-the-fly to make them instantly searchable by keyword, but also resembles older Mac OS 8 technology, according to eWEEK: "In some respects, Spotlight resembles a capability originally planned for Mac OS 8 under the name "Live Folders." Like that earlier Apple project, it lets users create "smart folders" based on a query against a metadata index of all the mounted drives on a Tiger system."

by MacNN Staff




  1. neoTony

    Joined: Dec 1969


    mmm... Copland

    Memories! V-Twin is still with us, but h*** - it only took them 5 years or so to get the full implementation to us!

  1. I WAS the One

    Joined: Dec 1969



    yeah.... what a trip dude... awsome.... LOL OS 8 still rocks on some Macs around here....

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