I don't understand the anti-google, anti-binary sentiment in the "open source" community... If you want more users to use your software you need software for people to use... (Software that they are familiar with.)
Being a linux user for awhile I don't see much point in google's tool (and it is a good tool), for desktop searching. I use slocate, or ls -la >> file.db, then grep that.....
too many crosspoint's between my desktop and the big, ugly and today so dangerous, internet
Google, only uses the data to send you personal ads, the same as gmail. They aren't in there _reading_ your email, or scanning your files...
I personally disagree with alot of google's business practices, BUT they make a great search engine, and it seems rather fool hearty to not use a good tool, just because you disagree with them. Would you not be friends with someone who hated the linux philosophy?
"Democracy means government by the uneducated, while aristocracy means government by the badly educated."