Dwarfer99 adjusted his/her AFDB on Saturday 08 Aug 2009 10:26 to write:
> Glad I read this, I was wandering what this nepomuk was, since it showed
> up in the monitor. Got rid of beagle as well and the laptop is flying
> faster. Looked up nepomuk and got a page and a half of guff, all of
> which did not really explain what it was actually for. Though I am a
> believer in if you do not understand it then you probably do not need
> it, there is some reference to gwenview and, increasingly other
> programmes having a hard requirement for it.
> Can someone explain what it is a what use there is for it.
A definition of Semantic Desktop was given (Sauermann et al. 2005):
A Semantic Desktop is a device in which an individual stores all her
digital information like documents, multimedia and messages. These are
interpreted as Semantic Web resources, each is identified by a Uniform
Resource Identifier (URI) and all data is accessible and queryable as RDF
graph. Resources from the web can be stored and authored content can be
shared with others. Ontologies allow the user to express personal mental
models and form the semantic glue interconnecting information and systems.
Applications respect this and store, read and communicate via ontologies and
Semantic Web protocols. The Semantic Desktop is an enlarged supplement to
the user’s memory.
Now when I see that much WEB2.0 speak I think " Hum… there be wyrms" and
Why not just say it is another search and index application that also can
help share info on what the files are and what they contain so applications
can recognise them.
In other words more stupid apps that will slow your machine down, use more
resources and provide diddly squat in return, now if I was in a tree hugging
mode I would wonder at how many trees have been cut down to supply the power
to allow the computers to run this type of application, after all I disable
all such on my machines straight after install and they work fine so who
This type of thing, strigi, beagle, nepomuk etc…etc… should be an addon
NOT A DEFAULTt!!!111eleventyone
I hope the devs have taken note that hardly anyone wants this and people
would like option to install not have to resort to root privs and
commandline to remove stuff…
Arggghhh! this makes my blood boil!!!
Probably only get a 4/10 for that, not enough spilling errurs.
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