Developed in Google's Beijing engineering office, Google Desktop for Linux is ready for prime time. This software is finally available on all major operating systems (Windows, Mac and Linux) -- providing quick access to files on your computer through the desktop search utility.
Major features of Google Desktop for Linux (beta) include:
- Comprehensive Indexing - Users can search the full text of virtually all their computer's content, including text, PDF, PS, source code, HTML files, email from Thunderbird, OpenOffice.org documents, Man and Info pages, folders, images, and music. Google Desktop for Linux can even find previous versions of files or recover those that have been accidentally deleted.
- Quick Search Box - The Quick Search Box is the fastest way to do web and desktop searches. Hitting the command key twice calls it up, instantly displaying results as users type.
- Gmail and Web History Search - Not everything users are looking for resides on their computer. Google Desktop for Linux makes it easy for users to simultaneously search their Gmail™ webmail, web search history and the web at large. And because their index is stored locally on their own computer, users can even access their Gmail and web history while they're offline.