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.
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.
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!