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Danny [PersonRank 0]

Thursday, June 28, 2007
13 years ago2,823 views

Google desktop now has a linux version.... Is it new?

desktop.google.com/linux/index ...

Danny [PersonRank 0]

13 years ago #

news.zdnet.com/2100-9588_22-61 ...

Ludwik Trammer [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

I'm downloading it right now...

Ludwik Trammer [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

It seems to work very stable and doesn't slow down my system. It includes only desktop search feature (no gadgets) and is the first program under Linux I've ever seen that adds its own category to the menu.
Menu categories normally are: "accessories", "games", "graphics", "internet", "office", "sound & video", ...
And now also... "Google Desktop". I'm sure that's against Gnome etiquette.

SQ89 [PersonRank 3]

13 years ago #

It runs well indeed here. Nothing special to see, just the normal Google Desktop web interface and a CTRL+CTRL thing. I don't have time to make screenshots right now.

Ludwik: Wine also has it's own menu category in GNOME here. But it isn't the right way to do things indeed.

SQ89 [PersonRank 3]

13 years ago #

Also, Google is hosting it's own software in repositories now, which makes it much easier to maintain Google desktop software:
google.com/linuxrepositories/
I could find google-desktop-linux and picasa there. Anything else?

Ludwik Trammer [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

> Wine also has it's own menu
> category in GNOME here

That's right, but that's not the category for wine the program, but for all Windows software.

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