Install Facebook for desktop in Ubuntu 13.04

Add Facebook to your Ubuntu 13.04 desktop

Install Facebook in Ubuntu 13.04

Here's how you can install Facebook for your Ubuntu 13.04 desktop.

1. Open a terminal window.

2. Type in the following commands then hit Enter after each.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:noobslab/apps-dependencies

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:folke-schwinning/personal

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install desktop-facebook

sudo add-apt-repository -r ppa:noobslab/apps-dependencies

Facebook Desktop Features in Ubuntu 13.04

Facebook for your Ubuntu 13.04 desktop gives you a number of features:

Buttons on the left side for Facebook features

Integrated search bar

Facebook mobile integration

Facebook on the Desktop or the Web?

Some will probably wonder why you should bother with a desktop version of Facebook instead of the web site. Well, sometimes it's a bother to keep a web browser open just to keep up with Facebook.

With a desktop app running in Ubuntu 13.04, you can still experience Facebook minus the obligatory browser window clutter. Plus, if you run a lot of tabs like I do, it can be a headache to go back to the tab that has Facebook running in it. A desktop app can be a lot quicker to access. Plus it blends into the Ubuntu 13.04 interface much better than a browser window.

Additional Resources

Developer Info

Facebook Project Info

Facebook on the Web

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