What is google talk(in short – gtalk)?
Google Talk is an instant messaging service(The Project is developed on Google Code) which is built on Open Protocols – XMPP,Extensible Messaging and Presence Protocol(Old Name – Jabber),an open protocol based on XML; and Jingle(an extension to XMPP for initiating and maintaining peer to peer sessions).gtalk,a google instant messenger(With Extra features like voice calls over Internet using voip) is free and it’s source code is also available so that developers can build a clients that can be connected to the google talk service.
Gtalk for Ubuntu 9.10/10.04
Currently google talk has native support for windows-XP(or Later) and Mac OS X only i.e for Linux or Ubuntu google talk is not developed(Although it is guessed that for Linux gtalk is under development…).On the second thought,ubuntu 10.04 has already a Empathy IM(Instant Messenger) client but if you have used gtalk before on windows XP or 7 then you won’t want to forget gtalk.Although there are many other ways you can use google talk on your ubuntu 10.04.One of the simple ways is to install it through wine.
Update1! A lot of people have complained that the method explained below that – it doesn’t work anymore (probably due to some dependencies compatibility or other issue) – so you are recommended to choose another alternative – like empathy (it may be installed by default in your Ubuntu distribution, so you just need to set up an account with it) or install skype for text/audio/video chatting. have Fun!
Install google talk(gtalk) on Ubuntu 10.04 – by using wine
#1. To install google talk,first you need to install wine on ubuntu 10.04.Skip this step if already you are using wine on ubuntu.
#2. Download the gtalk windows executable from the google’s website.
Download Google Talk
#3. Install Google Talk on Ubuntu by Right click-> Open with Wine Windows Program Loader.
#4. I hope Your work is done!
Conclusion : Running Windows application program on Ubuntu by using Wine might irritate sometimes..I think Google will release the gtalk for ubuntu(*.deb) soon…
Wine – Windows program loader/installer : Ubuntu 10.04
Wine is a compatibility layer to run windows applications/softwares on Linux based OS like Ubuntu 10.04(Lucid Lynx)/9.10/10.10.The most important fact is that the applications doesn’t required CPU emulation and run at full speed.The Wine can be installed in Ubuntu 10.04 by using command line or Synaptic Package Manager.Wine package contains a program loader which is used to run windows executables(*.exe).
Installing Wine in Ubuntu 10.04 by using Synaptic Package Manager
1. Open Synaptic Package Manager and search for ‘wine’.
2. Then select the row which contains wine 1.2 and mark the package(by checking box) for installation; and click on ok if it asks for dependencies.
3. Next,click on Apply to install wine and wait ….until the installation is completed.
4. Now,you are ready to use wine.
Install Wine from Command Line(Terminal/shell)
To install wine from command line,first open the terminal(In Ubuntu 10.04,just hit CTRL+ALT+T) and type the command given below
sudo apt-get install wine
Using Wine on Ubuntu 10.04/9.10
After successful installation of wine on Ubuntu 10.04(Lucid Lynx),you can open it from Applications->Wine OR just right click on windows executables(.exe) and select ‘Open With Wine Windows Program Loader’.
VirtualBox is a powerful and free virtualization software for home and enterprise use.VirtualBox is a high performance application with a lot of features and available without any cost as open source software.It is a cross-platform application and runs on Linux,windows,OpenSolaris,MAC and supports a large number of guest operating system.
Some important guest operating systems are listed below-
- Ubuntu 7.10/8.04/8.10/9.04/9.10/10.04
- Debian 5.0/4.0
- OpenSUSE 10.0/10.3/11.0/11.1
- Mandriva 9.2/10.1
- Fedora 7/8/9/10/11
- Red Hat Linux 7/9
- Windows 7(32/64-bit)
- Windows Vista(32/64-bit)
- Windows XP(32/64-bit)
Full list of supported guest OS
Install VirtualBox in Ubuntu 10.04(Lucid Lynx)/9.10
#1. Open Synaptic Package Manager and search for “virtualbox”.
#2. Then,you can select/mark the packages you want to install.Mark the row which says virtualbox-ose and click on ok when it asks to install additional packages(dependencies).By default virtual-box will install qt based graphical interface;if you want GTK based Graphical interface then mark it.
#3. Next,click on Apply to install the marked packages.Then wait(Few Minutes) until the installation will complete.
#4. Now,you have installed the virtual Box successfully on your Ubuntu computer.To use virtualbox go to Applications->Accessories->VirtualBox OSE.
Chromium is an Open Source,cross-platform and Free Web Browser;based on Google Chrome.Chromium is developed along with Chromium OS.Chromium project aims to build a faster,safer and more stable browser for all users.In Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid Lynx) ,you can install chromium in many ways either by using Ubuntu Software Center or Synaptic Package Manager or from command line or manually after downloading debian package or source code but Synaptic Package Manager is recommended for common users.
Install Chromium on Ubuntu 10.04/10.10
#1. Open Ubuntu Software Center OR Synaptic Package Manager.
#2. Then search for “chromium” and in the results click on the row which says Chromium web browser.
#3. Next,click on install and wait for the installation to complete(If you are using Synaptic Package Manager then first mark the box and click on apply to install chromium).
#4. After few minutes the chromium will be installed on your ubuntu computer.You can access it from Applications->Internet->Chromium Web Browser.
eee-control is a simple and easy to use application to control computer hardware under ubuntu 10.04 or other linux based operating system.Eee-control can easily switch(Bluetooth,WiFi,..etc) on and off and allows you to configure hardware hot-keys,high power-saving mode in few clicks.Other important features includes performance control(By adjusting FSB and CPU voltages) for saving power or over-clocking,Hardware sensors(Temperature,Fan) can be easily monitored,notifications,better fan control.
Install eee-control on Ubuntu 10.04(Lucid Lynx)
1. First Download the Debian Package(*.deb) from the link given below.
2. Open it with Gdebi Package Installer by Right clicking on the saved file and then select Open with Gdebi Package Manager(OR just double click on the file OR after clicking on the above download link,choose the option that says -open with Gdebi package installer).
3. Then click on Install Package(Then you may have to enter your login password to proceed) and wait until the installation would complete(It won’t take more than a minute).
4. That’s All… You have installed eee-control successfully on your ubuntu computer.
Install eee-control from command line
To install eee-control from ubuntu terminal or shell run following commands in terminal(To open terminal hit CTRL+ALT+T)
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:eee-control
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install eee-control
Using eee-control in Ubuntu
You can open eee-control from Applications->System Tools->Eee Control.Then configure the Eee-control settings as you want.