I installed Linux on something like 3 or 4 different machines last year, and in two cases, I had a serious urge to vomit after noting that file indexers such as
virtuoso (Debian testing with the latest KDE) and
libtracker-miner were installed by default. I simply don't see the point of these programs. They hog CPU and slow everything down. My life was fine without them. And I'm not the only one complaining. So please, can someone tell me what the point of them is?
I really don't even know what they do! Can someone explain to me, why index files?
People are so surprised by these indexers, they sometimes think their computer is infected with a virus.
If it's about finding files: whenever I needed to find a file, I just do
ls -R > filelist.tmp on my entire filesystem and opened the resulting file in
nano. Not only do I find the file I need, but I remember where things are. I'm sure there are other solutions. But a program that needs to run all the time just to facilitate... whatever it facilitates... doesn't that contradict the Unix philosophy on a number of counts?