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So I’ve gotten Tweetdeck installed on my new Linux Mint 7 Desktop and the hardest part was downloading it from the tweetdeck site!
Want help doing the same? I’d love to!
So downloading the Adobe AIR Installer is quite simple and straightforward. Browse on over to http://get.adobe.com/air/ and download the .bin file from them or I too have it hosted by going to this link.
Once you have that file go to where you downloaded it to (I’ll use the Desktop as my location for reference) and right click on it, choose Properties, go to the Permissions tab, and put a check mark in the box that says “Allow executing file as program” and click close.
Unfortunately you will have to use the terminal for this ONE step.
browse to where you have your file (change “daniel” to your name)
[codesyntax lang="bash" lines="no"]cd /home/daniel/Desktop/[/codesyntax]
and run this to install it:
[codesyntax lang="bash" lines="no"]sudo ./AdobeAIRInstaller.bin[/codesyntax]
Now the hard part for us Linux users, GETTING the TweetDeck file from their site as they use a flash button that doesn’t seem to work under linux.
I’ve again hosted a copy of the file here if you need it.
Assuming Adobe Air installed just fine using the above method then all you need to do once getting the .air file is double click it. and it will install!
Really I do love TweetDeck and it pain’s me to have to say something negative about the process of working with it, but not being able to download it from their site is a MAJOR issue if you ask me.
I especially love the new sync feature of the app! Now my separate installs of TweetDeck across my MANY pc’s are always the same with up to date information from the others!
This really is a great app and I do recommend you do what you need to to try it being the second best twitter app I’ve found for linux is Twitux and is good, but has many flaws where TweetDeck just shines as much as something black can!
Well I’m actually enjoying today so far! I have now pretty much expelled Window’s from my life (other then one old laptop with 7 on it for my zune to update) and have also started a slight movement with my group of friends!
My Total is now 4 people that I’ve gotten to switch over to Linux!
I’ve been using Linux for about 2 years now and the latest version “Linux Mint 7 Gloria” has blown me away as well as my 2 roommates, and a friend that had problems with a new hand me down pc that had vista on it and really didn’t have the balls to run it properly. (Sad that these day’s you have to benchmark your PC to see what version of Windows you’ll be able to run!) So I told her that I had an OS that was free, she didn’t have to buy it, for life, and would run better on her hardware then what she had before. She agreed as she didn’t know much about PC’s anyways and I assured her that Linux was now really easy to use. She’d never heard of linux in the first place so she had no pre-conceived notions about it and I found that a great relief as I didn’t have to fight to get her to see my points.
After I had gotten her system installed and connected to the internet I went to the bathroom. By the time I returned, she had already figured out how to change the background, window borders, font’s and was talking to her myspace friends. If that’s not a tribute to user-friendly then I don’t know what is!
My Second roomate I just got the other night, but he’s still clinging to XP so I told him I could have it dual boot, which he was blown away by, not knowing about partitions etc. so he’s now running it as well! He commented the other night, “Hey is it just me or does firefox and everything just load faster?” I told him it was because it’s a lightweight system without the drawbacks of windows just to keep it simple and not invite a bunch of questions. (if you knew him you’ld know what I mean..) and when I told him he’d never have to defrag again I think that’s what pulled him over.
So Linux Mint 7 Gloria – You’ve taken my breath away. Keep doing what your doing!
Going for kind of a mint theme on my blog, I was going to try out Squarespace but decided hell, you run a class B network out of your house, might as well go ahead and just setup a small place for yourself.
So, here I am!