Install Facebook for desktop in Ubuntu 12.10

Add Facebook to your Ubuntu 12.10 desktop

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Install Facebook in Ubuntu 12.10
Here's how you can install Facebook for your Ubuntu 12.10 desktop.

1. Open a terminal window.

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

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:folke-schwinning/personal
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install desktop-facebook

Facebook Desktop Features in Ubuntu 12.10
Facebook for your Ubuntu 12.10 desktop gives you a number of features. You get buttons on the left side to access the usual array of Facebook features. Plus, there's an integrated search bar, and you even get Facebook mobile integration.

Why Install Facebook in Ubuntu 12.10?
Yeah, you can run Facebook in a web browser in Ubuntu 12.10. But why bother when you can just use a desktop app? You'll have less browser clutter (tabs especially if you are a tabs junkie like me), and it's usually faster and easier to keep up with Facebook in a dedicated app (you don't have to scout around for the tab in a web browser).

Additional Resources
Developer Info
Facebook Project Info
Facebook on the Web

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