Google makes its much-anticipated play for the desktop -- it'll be interesting to see if it gets market traction. Free trial until April 30th. See this page for a handy summary of the free standard edition and $50 premium edition.
Jumping into a new market, Google Inc. is unveiling a product today to compete with Microsoft Corp. and IBM Corp. in the multibillion-dollar business of providing e-mail, calendar, and other tools on corporate computer desktops.
The Web-based product, called Google Apps Premier Edition, also will include word processing and document sharing, instant messaging, and Internet voice capability. Google will offer it to large companies for $50 per employee [per year], host the applications on its own servers, and provide a service guarantee for its customers.