Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, Birdie is an open-source Twitter client that gets integrated well in the Ubuntu menu. The latest version available is Birdie 1.1, which has been recently released, coming with performance optimizations, better support for thumbnails, bug-fixes and a bunch of updated translations. For more information, see the release notes.
In this article I will show you how to install Birdie 1.1 on Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Pinguy OS 14.04 and Elementary OS 0.3 Isis.
Because it is available via PPA, installing Birdie 1.1 on Ubuntu 14.04, Linux Mint 17, Elementary OS 0.3 and Pinguy OS 14.04 is easy. All you have to do is add the ppa to your system, update the local repository index and install the birdie package. Like this:
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:birdie-team/stable
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install birdie
Optional, to remove birdie, do:
$ sudo apt-get remove birdie
Or, if you want to uninstall lives, disable the recently added PPA and downgrade all the packages that got updated via the PPA, do:
$ sudo apt-get install ppa-purge
$ sudo ppa-purge ppa:birdie-team/stable
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