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 MikeGA on Tue 11th Jul 2006 22:09 UTC in reply to "Compared to spotlight?"
MikeGA
Member since:
2005-07-22

From the ridiculously brief and lacking in content article, there was one difference that I found rather interesting:

Apparently, the process of Beagle actually indexing a file is exposed in the UI, so you can stop it if you want.

This worries me slightly, I mean, when will the file be indexed again properly? And it also rather suggests the developers have little faith in the indexing being "unobtrusive."

Personally, I think the indexing should be taken of completely behind the scenes. There's no reason why the user should ever have to no what is going on index-wise, in the same way they shouldn't have to know how the hard drive is handling its cache at a particular moment.

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RE[2]: Compared to spotlight?
by searly on Wed 12th Jul 2006 08:26 in reply to "RE: Compared to spotlight?"
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2006-02-27

I think he was referring to the firefox plugin. Basically you can stop beagle indexing the weebpages you visit. There is the beagle icon at the bottom right corner of the browser window. You click on it, the icon displays crossed out, beagle now stops indexing the webpages you visit. You click on it again, the icon displays normally again, beagle will start indexing the websites you visited again. Simple and transparent.

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