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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Not a chance.
by JMcCarthy on Tue 11th Jul 2006 08:05 UTC
JMcCarthy
Member since:
2005-08-12

I can't see Beagle being that much better than Spotlight. Not to say that it's that much worse.

Does Spotlight take forever to build an initial index too?

I prefer Spotlights UI also. Again, not to say Beagle's is ugly. Like all GTK+ UI's I've encountered, it's just average.

I've been using Beagle a lot more since hacking SLED's computer menu into Ubuntu, using it that way is fairly nice..

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RE: Not a chance.
by ValiSystem on Tue 11th Jul 2006 08:29 in reply to "Not a chance."
ValiSystem Member since:
2006-02-28

i personnally hate spotlight. While indexing (that take more than 2 hours to rebuild whole index on around 40GB of data - on day to day usage it's just few minutes at low priority when you move a lot of files) it can leak 200MB of RAM, and sometimes, it does not give it back. Also, if you lauch a disk access and memory hungry task, sometimes spotlight decide not to stop and slows down your task.
Next the UI of spotlight is pretty, yes, but ... what is that window that is not a Finder one or any other app ? not in the dock, not an app, it comes from nowhere.
Integration with the finder is broken too. totally. When you type text it instantly begins the search, slowing your computer, so, if you wanted to do a specific search (on file types, owner, and so on), you type your text, wait that the Finder take back focus and use the little + button to add your search filters.
But the core design of spotlight is good, Leopard should give it everything it needs.

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RE[2]: Not a chance.
by segedunum on Tue 11th Jul 2006 09:16 in reply to "RE: Not a chance."
segedunum Member since:
2005-07-06

While indexing (that take more than 2 hours to rebuild whole index on around 40GB of data - on day to day usage it's just few minutes at low priority when you move a lot of files) it can leak 200MB of RAM, and sometimes, it does not give it back.

You're going to love Beagle then, aren't you?

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