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How to use a desktop Twitter client in Ubuntu

Have you just started using Ubuntu and wondering where all your desktop Twitter applications are gone? Worry not. All the desktop clients that were available in Windows can be used in Ubuntu too. How? It’s because almost all the major desktop Twitter applications run on Adobe AIR.

Adobe AIR allows application developers to develop platform independent applications rapidly. So all you need is install Adobe AIR in Ubuntu from this link [read how to execute a .bin file in Ubuntu] and then install one of your favorite Twitter desktop applications. Here’s a list of desktop Twitter applications that you can easily use in Ubuntu once you’ve installed Adobe AIR.

The latest version of Ubuntu – 10.04 — also comes with its own social media application called Gwibber but it’s just a beginner’s application.