I apologize for the MacOSX reference, but is there an equivalent of Spotlight-Search in Fedora, specifically FC14 x86_64 ?
A few releases ago, there was a big push for something called Beagle, which is a "personal space" search tool. I'm not quite sure why that push died out, but the package is still part of Fedora and you can install it with
There's a number of full-text indexers / search engines available for Fedora as well, like Namazu, Xapian, Strigi, and Pinot, but as far as I can see, Beagle had the greatest ambition of being an integrated part of everyone's desktop environment, with a slick UI and everything. Namazu and Xapian are mainly focused on the backend, not the user experience. Strigi also seems to be a dead project. And Pinot looks promising but also appears to be one of those one-guy projects where the developer's continuing interest in the project may be a concern.
Edit: Missed a big one! There's also Tracker —
So, there you go. Depending on how satisfying that is, the answer to your question is either "yes" or "no". :)
krunner, does a nice job in KDE. The ubuntu unity search bar is definitely the closest thing on linux to spotlight though...