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how to install google gadgets in ubuntu 10.10

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Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick is out! and if you want a charming and fancy GNOME desktop then Google gadgets will surely help you.Before going to our point first I am going to introduce you with Google Gadgets.In simple words Google Gadgets are mini objects developed in collaborative manner,and can be used to provide dynamic content to any web pages or to your desktop. It’s free to use and available for all platforms.

Installing Google gadgets on Ubuntu 10.10 Desktop

To install Google Desktop Gadgets in Ubuntu 10.10 just search for ‘gadgets’ or ‘google gadgets’ in Ubuntu Software Center and select the package you want to install.By default you should choose GTK based unless you want to use Google gadgets on KDE desktop.Then click on the install button and wait for the installation to complete.It will hardly take a minute to complete.

Where to find more cool Desktop Gadgets ?

Download more cool gadgets from it’s official website.

how to install picasa in ubuntu 10.10

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This post will explain about some basic features of Picasa (=+Web Albums) along with the installation details on Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat.Picasa is a photo sharing/editing application developed by Google.Picasa allows you to organize all your pictures/photos in efficient/fast way.It’s  free to use and 1GB(Giga Bytes) of free space is provided if you use Picasa web Albums.Picasa is available for Windows(xp/vista/7),GNU/Linux(e.g Ubuntu,Fedora,Linux Mint) and Mac OS X.

Installing Picasa on Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat

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The most simple way to install Picasa on Ubuntu would be to get the debian(*.deb) executable for Picasa.Simply follow the steps –

#1 : Download Picasa

          download Picasa for Ubuntu 10.10 

#2 : Install Picasa

Go to the location where you have saved the *.deb file and  Right Click –> Open with Ubuntu Software Center,then click on install button and wait for the installation to complete.

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#3 : Enjoy Picasa

  Now,you can open Picasa from Applications –> Internet –> Picasa,then accept the license terms and select preferences…that’s All.

Important features of Picasa at a Glance

*Organize Photos in easily

*Good interface with Lot of fun effects

*Easy Sharing of Photos

*Edit pics. as you want

…..go to it’s official website for more details(link is given above).