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Installing Google Desktop On PCLinuxOS 2007 And Ubuntu Feisty Fawn

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This article shows how you can install the Linux version of Google Desktop on a PCLinuxOS 2007 desktop and an Ubuntu Feisty Fawn (Ubuntu 7.04) desktop. Although the program is still marked as beta, Linux users can already search for text inside documents, local email messages, their Web history, and their Gmail accounts.

PCLinuxOS 2007

2.1 Install KPackage

Google Desktop is available as an .rpm package that we can use for PCLinuxOS. Instead of downloading the package to the hard disk and then install it manually using the command line, we can install it directly for the browser. To do this, the tool KPackage must be installed. If you don't have it installed, you can install it now. Open the Synaptic Package Manager by clicking on its icon:

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Google Desktop

On PCLinuxOS just launch Synaptic Software Manager, click on Reload, click on Search button, type in google-desktop, click to install and you're done.

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