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Google desktop for Linux released!

GoogleGoogle has finally released a native version of Google Desktop for Linux.

Similar to the OS X and the Windows version, this nifty software not only allows users to search for files on the system, but it also gives the ability to search for text inside documents, e-mail messages, and Gmail accounts.

Basically, all the features from the first Windows version of GDS is there, plus the Quick Search Box.

The sidebar with its associated gadgets are not available in this version, unfortunately. According to Google, these features would "probably" be added in the future. If you must know, it was developed primarily out of their Beijing office.

Both RPM and DEB distribution packages are available. You can read more about Google Desktop for Linux, or download it here. And yes, it's a beta.

Linux users, do you see yourself installing Google Desktop for Linux? Join the discussion.

About Paul Mah

Paul Mah is a writer and blogger who lives in Singapore, where he has worked for a number of years in various capacities within the IT industry. Paul enjoys tinkering with tech gadgets, smartphones, and networking devices.

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