How To Install Kadu 2.0 On Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04 And Derivative Systems

Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, Kadu is an open-source instant messenger client written in Qt, having support for popular messaging protocols, like: GaduGadu, XMPP, GTalk, Facebook Messenger.

The latest version available is Kadu 2.0, which has been recently released, being available in the below languages: Czech, English, French, Polish, Turkish.

Also, it has received better Unity integration, the number of unread messages is now displayed,  some sound issues have been fixed, a new configuration option has been added, allowing the users to open new chat window in minimized state when the message was received and a new item in the context menu of chat window allows the users to immediately send the content to clipboard.

In this article I will show you how to install Kadu 2.0 on Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Pinguy OS 14.04, Peppermint Five, LXLE 14.04, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya, Linux Lite 2, Deepin 2014 and other Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04 derivative systems.

Because it will be soon available via PPA, installing Kadu 2.0 on Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04 and derivative systems is easy. Just add the ppa to your system, update the local repository index and install the kadu package. Like this:

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mati75/kadu
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install kadu

Optional, to remove kadu, do:

$ sudo apt-get remove kadu

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