TRSDOS > LDOS > MSDOS > DRDOS > MSDOS > Windows > OS2 > Windows. I won't bore you with the version numbers but I will say that I skipped Vista and have no intention of installing Windows 8. I am waiting to see what happens after 8. It very well might be Linux for me.
to conspiracy that which can be explained by incompetence. The real goal could of had nothing to do with "hiding" the data.
Weight Watchers has already done this. And yes the app reads the UPC not the nutritional information. http://www.weightwatchers.com/templates/Marketing/Marketing_Utool_1col.aspx?pageid=1118811
Except for integration with the desktop search interface you are describing Microsoft Search Server. Do you know that a lite version of the enterprise search built into SharePoint is now free? Your users will have to go to a web site to search the shared folders but there would only be one set of indexes and the indexing is done by a service on the server on a schedule you dictate. Google "Microsoft Search Server 2008 Express"