We have a Windows file server right now that has Word, Excel, and PDF documents saved on it.
We have the Windows indexer indexing all the Word and Excel files. Adobe iFilter is indexing the PDFs.
From any file dialog window on any Windows desktop, we can start typing the contents of any file saved on that server and in less than 5 seconds, it'll display a list of the files that contain that search term.
For instance, we type "RAM 12.86" and we can find a receipt for a stick of RAM we bought for $12.86. WE LOVE THIS!
We are kicking around the idea of upgrading this server to a much larger FreeNAS system, and are wondering if something like this is available for FreeBSD or FreeNAS? Would it be possible to install a linux equivalent to Windows Indexer/Search and Adobe iFilter and still be able to search from within the Windows file dialog boxes from within Windows 7 and Windows 8?