Getting the information directly on your desktop is very useful and you can do it in fun way by using Google gadgets available for various desktops.Now it is also available for Linux(and of course for Ubuntu 10.04).You can download it fr0m Google’s site and install it in most of the linux versions.But Now in Ubuntu 10.04 you can install it in more simple way.
Installing desktop Gadget in Ubuntu 10.04 :
step1 : Open Synaptic Package Manager(System->Administration->SPM).
step2 : Search for “Google Gadgets”;Now you have two options google-gadgets-gtk and google-gadgets-qt.Although you can choose anyone of them but if you are using GNOME desktop(Default Desktop of Ubuntu 10.04) then it is better to select google-gadgets-gtk(select google-gadgets-qt if you are using KDE desktop in Ubuntu 10.04 or if you are using Kubuntu).
step3 : Check the box for installation(it may ask for some other dependencies click ok).Next click on Apply to install the selected softwares.The Google gadgets will be installed within few minutes.
step4 : Since you have installed the Google gadgets successfully,so you can open it : Applications->Internet->Google Gadgets(GTK/Qt).In adding some gadgets(click on +) it may ask you for security verification if so,then click on yes.
step5 : End.I hope you are enjoying Google Gadgets well!