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[3]: Compared to spotlight?
by kaiwai on Tue 11th Jul 2006 08:27 UTC 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[4]: Compared to spotlight?
by Shane on Tue 11th Jul 2006 08:41 in reply to "RE[3]: Compared to spotlight?"
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2005-07-06

I actually wanted a comparison between the two implementations. I am not debating which OS is better.

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RE[5]: Compared to spotlight?
by kaiwai on Tue 11th Jul 2006 11:34 in reply to "RE[4]: Compared to spotlight?"
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2005-07-06

Nothing really that special, one uses SQLite and a wrapper is written around it (CoreData), and Beagle uses C# and IIRC, the Berkley DB.

Edit: And if you actually spent some time, you would know that I am a Mac user - god forbid actually going to mt blog and reading that, in all its glory.

Edited 2006-07-11 11:43

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RE[4]: Compared to spotlight?
by rm6990 on Tue 11th Jul 2006 09:40 in reply to "RE[3]: Compared to spotlight?"
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2005-07-04

Ummmm, I think you failed to answer his question as well. He wants to know SPECIFICALLY the relative merits of spotlight and beagle. He wasn't asking about costs, compatability, underlying OS, etc. He was asking SPECIFICALLY about which works better, which is faster, which indexes more filetypes, etc etc.

Christ people, learn to read.

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RE[4]: Compared to spotlight?
by Cymro on Tue 11th Jul 2006 09:47 in reply to "RE[3]: Compared to spotlight?"
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2005-07-07

"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."

So a feature can't be the world's best unless it's on the "world's best" operating system? (ie. your favourite)

Anyway, what do you mean "you have to replace your whole machine"? Doesn't that depend on what machine you already own? I didn't have to replace mine to use Spotlight!

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v RE[5]: Compared to spotlight?
by kaiwai on Tue 11th Jul 2006 11:38 in reply to "RE[4]: Compared to spotlight?"
RE[4]: Compared to spotlight?
by Duffman on Tue 11th Jul 2006 10:15 in reply to "RE[3]: Compared to spotlight?"
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2005-11-23

No the original poster wants to know how Beagle is better implemented than spotlight. He doesn't care about political issues ...

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RE[5]: Compared to spotlight?
by kaiwai on Tue 11th Jul 2006 11:42 in reply to "RE[4]: Compared to spotlight?"
kaiwai Member since:
2005-07-06

No the original poster wants to know how Beagle is better implemented than spotlight. He doesn't care about political issues ...

And its obvious you didn't read his post, because he posted a statement regarding the article, not a question; he never said, "Could someone please explain the technical merits of how Beagle operates versus how searching is done in MacOS X" - the simple fact is he wasn't looking for an answer.

Also, the article was a superficial review of a product, not an indepth analysis of it; and yes, it was a gross generalisation claiming the search to be 'best bar none', but at the same time, thats no different to a reviewer making claim that iPod is the best product, Windows Media Player being the best player, or MacOS X being the best operating system.

These are personal opinions on a product and as such, you take them with a grain of salt depending on how bitter and cynical you are (I persoanlly prefer a truck given the gushiness of the article).

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