Desktop searching with Beagle on KDE
If you have given up hope of ever finding your way around the mess of data on your desktop, a desktop search engine can help you penetrate the gloom. Kerry and KBeaglebar bring the Beagle engine to the KDE desktop.
The Beagle  desktop search tool creates an index of files on local drives, letting the user search for information more quickly. The program, which was written in Mono , uses the Gtk Sharp (Gtk#) interface, a .NET library for binding to the Gtk+ GUI Toolkit. On the KDE desktop, two programs have risen to the challenge of improving the usability of Beagle: KBeaglebar  and Kerry Beagle .
Beagle is starting to appear in more Linux distributions, so your version of Linux might already have Beagle. If not, see the September 2005 issue of Linux Magazine  for more on setting up Mono and Beagle. Mono is quite extensive and needs a large number of libraries. If you do not have the current Mono version, expect a lengthy download session.