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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Much overrated:
by deb2006 on Tue 11th Jul 2006 11:16 UTC
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2006-06-26

I have never really neither used nor was I ever in need of this kind of engine. When I was a Mac user I tried out Spotlight once and then never used it: not because it was bad - I simply never had any reason to use it. And now beagle. Even better. Again: who really needs this? (But then: I hardly use DVDs and ask myself who needs Blu-Ray;)) )

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RE: Much overrated:
by amavida on Tue 11th Jul 2006 13:16 in reply to "Much overrated:"
amavida Member since:
2006-06-26

"I simply never had any reason to use it."

Most folks don't agree.

It's so much faster to find a document/file by entering a few letters in a search query than clicking & clacking your way & drilling your way down through a file system, that it quickly becomes second nature.

Maybe you have very few documents in the first place...

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RE: Much overrated:
by macisaac on Tue 11th Jul 2006 13:20 in reply to "Much overrated:"
macisaac Member since:
2005-08-28

I tend to concur, about the only place I find I need quick searching on my desktop (this doesn't include doing the usual sys admin work of greping logs on a server, etc.) is for my mailbox. In that case, yes, something like thunderbird can operate quite well in that function, though spotlight would seem to have an edge on speed even there (don't quote me on that mind you).

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