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gtalk for windows 7

Google Talk for Ubuntu 10.04

gtalk for ubuntu
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…

how to install wine on ubuntu 10.04

how to install wine on ubuntu 10.04

Wine – Windows program loader/installer : Ubuntu 10.04

how to install wine on 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’.

install epic web browser in ubuntu

Epic Web Browser for Ubuntu-Linux

install epic web browser in ubuntu

Epic Web browser has just released – on July 15,2010.Epic is powered by Firefox.Epic came with a lot of exciting features.

Features of Epic Web Browser

Currently Epic is available for Windows only(*.exe) but it’s clearly indicated on the official website(of Epic) that – Epic for Linux and Mac is under development.So we will have to wait for the Epic’s Release -Debian Executable(*.deb) for Ubuntu.

Download Epic

Install Epic Web browser on Ubuntu 10.04/9.10

If you are using Ubuntu and windows in Dual Boot mode(Ubuntu 10.04/9.10 with Windows 7/Vista/XP) Then you can easily install epic on windows 7 for new surfing experience OR you have installed windows on Ubuntu by using Virtual Box then also it’s ok.For others(Those who have installed Ubuntu only) there is a quick ways to use Epic – By using Wine on Ubuntu.If you have installed wine then it’s ok just right click on the file and select ‘open with wine windows program loader’ to begin installation.In the second case,install wine first and then install epic with wine as described above.