Yes you can, how to install Google Gadgets in Ubuntu 8.10!

I have showed you how to install Google desktop in Ubuntu 8.04 but now I will show you how to install Google Gadgets in Ubuntu 8.10, is basically the same just follow these easy steps.

Google Desktop for Windows as well as the Universal Gadgets on iGoogle. Following Linux norms, this project is open-sourced under the Apache License.

There’s two main components to the application: one is a common gadget library responsible for running and presenting a gadget, and the other is a host program that allows the user to choose gadgets and run them on the desktop. Currently we have hosts written for GTK+ and QT, with the GTK+ host offering a sidebar similar to that of Google Desktop for Windows.

Installation

1.- First you need to download deb package from here!

Install  the deb package using

sudo dpkg -i google-gadgets_0.10.3-0~getdeb1_i386.deb

Place the file where ever you want, this will be it to finish te installation

In order to open the application you can press  “Alt+F2” and type “ggl-gtk”. An icon should pop on the sidebar right click on it to add any gadget you want. 

If you would like the gadgets  start automatically, go to System – Preferences – Session, click ‘Add’  and do the next

Name :  ‘Google Gadgets’  

Command :  ‘ggl-gtk’

Thats it I hope you guys find this helpful. Cheers!

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