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Google Desktop For Linux

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A trend that seems to be popular these days is the ability to search for files and media on your computer in real time.

Apple was one of the first major operating systems to jump on the band wagon with it’s nifty tool, Spotlight.

Searching your desktop now can be achieved at lightning speeds by using databases to store all of the information about your files on your computer. The major draw back to programs such as Google desktop, and spotlight, is that it has to index your computer.

Indexing places all of the metadata (or information about your files) into a giant database. This can prove time consuming, and in some cases, can even clutter up your hard drive. However, there are some great advantages too. Instead of just searching for the name of a file, these new search engines can actually traverse through the content of a file, even if it’s a pdf, or a word document. Software developers can also write plugins to let the search engine see the inner content of their files.

So, what does this all mean for Linux?

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