Introducing Gnome Do!

Have you ever herd of GNOME Do, well I did not have until last weekend and today Im going to show how to install it in your Ubuntu 8.04 and Ubuntu 7.10.

What is GNOME Do? GNOME Do is an intelligent launcher tool that makes performing common tasks on your computer simple and efficient. GNOME Do is not just a search tool If you know what you’re looking for and what you want to do with it, Do will help you do it quickly. GNOME Do is not just a launcher. Send emails and IMs, play music, search the web, and launch applications too, it also allows you to specify actions to perform on search results e.g. Want to send an email to mom? Simply type “email mom.” Want to listen to some music? Simply type “play Beatles” and it will do it without asking you anything else.

Do provides instantaneous, action-oriented desktop search results that adapt to reflect your habits and preferences. For example, if you use Firefox web browser often, typing “f” in Do will launch it. Or, if you visit The New York Times webpage often, Do will open it if you simply type “nyt.” Unlike other search tools that present search results as flat, homogeneous lists, Do provides familiar graphical depictions of search results that assure you that your intent is being realized correctly; searching for “mom” will show a picture of mom, and searching for “beatles” will show a Beatles album cover. Do has many more powerful and exciting capabilities that must be seen to be appreciated. GNOME Do is inspired by Quicksilver and GNOME Launch Box.

Now are you ready to install it, first Im going to show you how to install GNOME Do in Ubuntu Gutsy and then in Hardy Heron the install pretty much the same so its easy on both versions.

1. – First you have to open your Software Sources List Go to System>Administration>Software Sources once you are there click on the Third Party Sources and add this two lines to it

deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/do-core/ubuntu gutsy main

deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/do-core/ubuntu gutsy main


After you close it hit reload and let it do its thing.

2. – Then open a terminal and type

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install gnome-do

After you close the Terminal just Go to Applications>Accessories>Gnome Do 

Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron

1. – Add this lines to your Software Sources List, to open your Source Sources List Go to System>Administration>Software Source once you are there click on the tab Third Party Sources and Add this two lines (one by one of course)

deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/do-core/ubuntu hardy main

deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/do-core/ubuntu hardy main

After you click close is gonna ask you to reload so just do so.

2. – You can install GNOME Do with Add/Remove Programs or with Synaptic Package Manager just type “gnome do” or you can install it from the Terminal

sudo aptitude update && sudo aptitude install gnome-do

You can find GNOME Do by going to Applications>Accessories>Gnome Do 

Hope this is helpful I been using the program and so far is good let me know what you guys think about it. Cheers!

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3 thoughts on “Introducing Gnome Do!

  1. Ah thanks man guys like you make my day, hahahahaha. Uhm the theme is just Ubuntu Studio theme just open a terminal and type
    “sudo apt-get install ubuntustudio-theme ubuntustudio-icon-theme ubuntustudio-wallpapers ubuntustudio-gdm-theme” and you got it. Cheers!

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