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IMO, Everything search engine is the best desktop search software on Windows and I wonder if there is an equivalent software on Ubuntu ?

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Synapse, Gnome Do, the built in Nautilus search? –  Uri Herrera Feb 13 '12 at 4:13
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You can try tracker-search Install tracker-search. It is available in the software-center.

To install it, run the following command in a terminal:

sudo apt-get install tracker-gui

After installing it, search for Desktop Search in the dash and open it. You can then search for the files and folders in the search bar.

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In Ubuntu 11.10 Unity presents this search function as the 1st option on menu. Easy acess, very nice. Find aplications, files, everything very fast. I recommend. =D

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not even remotely as fast as Everything though. –  vikki Oct 22 '13 at 14:20
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