"The wealth of applications on a modern Linux system is
phenomenal, but sifting through screen after screen of menu items
is no fun. Likewise, it's convenient to have all of your files in
one place, but the more you have the longer you have to look for
the one you need. Blacktree software's free Quicksilver Mac OS X
utility won over users by letting them start typing the name of the
file or app they need, and popping up the best matches in a
launcher. Quicksilver went open source recently, but you don't have
to wait for a port to start using it on your Linux machines. Two
clones already exist: Katapult for KDE (which we looked at in July)
and the newest competitor, GNOME Do.
"You can install GNOME Do from source code available at the
project Web site, or if you use Ubuntu, by adding developer David
Siegel's personal package repository to your APT package
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