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Google Desktop for Linux: Plain Ol' Desktop Search

Jun 29, 2007, 17:15 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joe Brockmeier)

"Linux users finally have their own edition of Google Desktop. The beta release was announced Wednesday, and I've been putting the application through the wringer since then to see how well it stacks up on Linux. I found that it's a nice offering, but it slows a system down noticeably.

"While Google has finally delivered a Linux version, Linux users still aren't getting the red carpet treatment. The Windows and Mac OS X pages for Google Desktop show some features missing from the Linux version. For example, Google Desktop for Windows has a sidebar with Gadgets and Plugins and an enterprise edition, while Linux gets ... just plain ol' desktop search..."

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