Thanks very much, win2000, for your reply!
To make sure I understood accurately, here are my questions and your replies, with my understanding added in square brackets, where needed:
Did you use google chrome installer ?
No, I didn't install it yet, I was waiting for your advice and to find out if it is possible.
I know this [Gears] is now included with Chrome, but isn't it still possible to install it separately?
you must use it [you must install Chrome] for using google gears.
I see. You are saying if Gears is to work with Windows 2000, it must be only
through the Gears/Chrome installation. You are saying, even though IE6+ is already on my system, just installing Gears, alone, will not work under Windows 2000.
I was confused because the Gears download page appears
(am I mistaken in this?) to be offering Gears as a separate installation.
I also described about google gears for windows 2000 on my blog.
My Blog (Japanese)
I have it open now in another window, using the Google Japanese -> English translation.
I think before I do anything, given the quality of the translation, I should first post my understanding of what you are saying here, for your approval!