Linked by Eugenia Loli on Tue 11th Jul 2006 07:22 UTC, submitted by Dan Warne
SuSE, openSUSE According to APC Magazine: Suse Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 includes the most fully integrated desktop search we've seen on any operating system, which is a crowning achievement for Novell.
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RE: Compared to spotlight?
by kaiwai on Tue 11th Jul 2006 07:51 UTC in reply to "Compared to spotlight?"
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2005-07-06

How does the beagle integration in SLED compare to spotlight (OS X)? That would have been worth exploring in the article perhaps? As it stands this article tells me nothing I didn't know about beagle, and nothing I didn't know about SLED. Except that he claims that SLED's implementation is the best bar none, but without giving any indication as to why.

One has to look at the bigger picture, in respects to SLED; the big problem that comes to MacOS X and the enterprise is the lack of long term support, a roadmap that has some vague direction as to where MacOS X is going; lets assume those two are corrected in Leopard, then next issue is, that companies will face; is it hardware upgrade time?

For SLED, the basic question which companies need to ask themselves is whether the cost of migrating to SLED can be matched by an improvement in productivity OR whether a move to Vista could yield similar results and a lower costs.

SLED does have a future in the enterprise, but what it needs are better RAD tools, and more ISV support.

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RE[2]: Compared to spotlight?
by evangs on Tue 11th Jul 2006 08:10 in reply to "RE: Compared to spotlight?"
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2005-07-07

It's the morning here in the UK, and it's the time of day where I'm not at my best. I might be missing it completely, but how does your reply address the OP's question, "How does it compare to Spotlight?"

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RE[3]: Compared to spotlight?
by kaiwai on Tue 11th Jul 2006 08:27 in reply to "RE[2]: Compared to spotlight?"
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2005-07-06

Spotlight is with MacOS X: SLED is seen as a competitor to Windows; the original poster wants to know about Spotlight vs. Beagle; its pretty simply; if you want spotlight, you've gotta replace your whole machine, with SLED, its a matter of an install, and voila, you're away.

In a nutshell, Beagle (SLED) is available to all, Spotlight is available to only those willing and able to replace their machine with a Mac.

Edited 2006-07-11 08:29

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RE[2]: Compared to spotlight?
by unoengborg on Tue 11th Jul 2006 10:27 in reply to "RE: Compared to spotlight?"
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For SLED, the basic question which companies need to ask themselves is whether the cost of migrating to SLED can be matched by an improvement in productivity OR whether a move to Vista could yield similar results and a lower costs.


This is a fair question. To most companies running win2k or XP, the answer would probably be not to upgrade at all. XP and 2k allready contain the functionality they need, perhaps with the exeption of desktop search. A better option to them would be to use some kind of add on product, such as google search to remidy the lack in search capabilities.

Regardless what OS you upgrade to, an upgrade will be costly, not only in the form of licensing of the OS, but also in man hours for installation, testing and perhpaps upgrading of third party and in house developed software, training, new hardware,...

The problem to Novell and even Microsoft is that the things allready installed out there, more than cover the business needs for computing. The naive belief that upgrading to the next version, without any cost/benefit analysis should solve every problem you can think of, that was so common in the age of the IT-bubble is long gone in most companies.

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