Install Facebook for desktop in Linux Mint 15

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Add Facebook to your Linux Mint 15 desktop

Install Facebook in Linux Mint 15

Here's how you can install Facebook for your Linux Mint 15.

1. Open a terminal window.

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

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:noobslab/apps-dependencies

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:folke-schwinning/personal

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install desktop-facebook

sudo add-apt-repository -r ppa:noobslab/apps-dependencies

Facebook Desktop Features in Linux Mint 15

The desktop app for Linux Mint 15 has integrated search, Facebook mobile integration, as well as buttons on the left side for all of the usual Facebook features. You've got pretty much everything you need to enjoy Facebook from the comfort of your Linux Mint 15 desktop.

Should You Run the Facebook Desktop App or the Web?

One thing that I hate is having tons of sites running in my browser. I freely admit that I suffer from tab clutter, no matter how hard I try to nip it in the bud. By using the desktop Facebook app in Linux Mint 15, you can skip having to run it in a browser window. It's also faster and easier to access than fumbling through a bunch of tabs.

Additional Resources

Developer Info

Facebook Project Info

Facebook on the Web

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