Install the command line virtual assistant Betty in Linux Mint 17

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Use a virtual assistant like Google Now or Siri in Linux Mint 17

Betty is an application similar to Siri and Google now. It turns your command line into a virtual assistant. Unlike Siri or Google Now, Betty doesn't take voice commands. But you can type your text into the command line and she'll answer you. See the screenshot below for examples of how Betty works.

Here's how you can install it in Linux Mint 17.

1. Open a terminal window.

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

sudo apt-get install ruby curl git

cd && git clone https://github.com/pickhardt/betty

echo "alias betty=\"~/betty/main.rb\"" >> ~/.bashrc && source ~/.bashrc

3. Use this command to turn on Betty's web mode for Internet searches:

betty turn web mode on

Source: Noobs Lab

Additional resources for Betty

Betty at GitHub

Additional Linux Mint resources

Linux Mint Blog

Linux Mint Documentation

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Linux Mint Forum

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