Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, Canonical has developed the Unity Smart Scopes project for Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander, transforming the Dash into a search area, acting itself like a search engine, capable of searching on both the local computer and online websites. Read this article to find out more about the Unity Smart Scopes (100 Scopes).
Also, the Ubuntu developers have decided to anonymize the images before serving them to the Dash, in order to respect the users’ privacy.
Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander got a new Unity Scope, called Unity Scope Calibre, enabling the users to search the Calibre library directly from the Unity Dash. If you are using Calibre to manage your ebooks, the Calibre Scope is just what you need.
To install the Unity Scope Calibre on Ubuntu 13.10, all you have to do is add the needed ppa to your system, update the local repository index and install the unity-scope-calibre package. Like this:
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:scopes-packagers/ppa
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install unity-scope-package
The latest version of Calibre available is Calibre 1.2, which has been recently released. If you don’t have it installed on your Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander, this is what you have to do to get it:
$ sudo apt-get install glibc xdg-utils python
$ sudo python -c "import sys; py3 = sys.version_info > 2; u = __import__('urllib.request' if py3 else 'urllib', fromlist=1); exec(u.urlopen('http://status.calibre-ebook.com/linux_installer').read()); main()"