6 of the Best Free Linux Desktop Search Engines
Jan 12, 2010, 18:32 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Desktop search is a software application which
searches the contents of computer files, rather than searching the
internet. The purpose of this software is to enable the user to
locate information on their computer. Typically, this data includes
emails, chat logs, documents, contact lists, graphics files, as
well as multimedia files including video and audio.
"Searching a hard disk can be painfully slow, especially bearing
in mind the large storage capacities of modern hard disks. To
ensure considerably better performance, desktop search engines
build and maintain an index database. Populating this database is a
system intensive activity. Consequently, desktop search engines
will carry out indexing when the computer is not being used."