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Google Desktop for Linux: Why Do We Need It?

Aug 02, 2007, 00:00 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matt Hartley)

[ Thanks to Matt D. for this link. ]

"Like many of you, I feel confused in regards to the advantage of using Google Desktop on my Linux PC. After all, if I needed such a thing, Beagle has been readily available for a long time now. And of course, there are also other alternatives to Beagle as well should the need to index your desktop be something that you are interested in.

"In complete fairness, I have not bothered with Beagle since Ubuntu Edgy was hot off the presses. At the time, Beagle was slow, really slow. Because of the method of indexing apparently meant bringing a 1.5GHz system and 1GB of RAM to a crawl, I was forced to abandon it a long time ago. Besides, it was being run on a notebook computer that really did not have enough data stored on it that justified dealing with Beagle..."

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