"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
"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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