Google has finally released a long-awaited native Linux application: Google Desktop for Linux. As with the already shipping OS X and Windows versions, Google Desktop enables Linux users to search for text inside documents, local email messages, their Web history, and their Gmail accounts.Well, no pretty sidebar with widgets yet, but that is soon to come! It is great to know that Google is making such an effort to bring their excellent products to all platforms! Download Google Desktop for Linux at the Google Desktop download page. Read more @ DesktopLinux.com.
This first beta version doesn't offer the sidebar and gadgets, which are found in other versions of the application. Those will come later, according to a Google representative, who stated, "We focused most of our efforts on desktop search. Gadgets and sidebar are not supported, but will probably be added in the future."