Months ago Google announced the definitive closure of its product Google ReaderIn the face of such an announcement, many companies and software authors began to improve their products in search of a market that Google Reader he let his way. One of the applications that has benefited most from this customer momentum is Feedly, 1 rss reader supported by many platforms and especially by mobile platforms.
In recent months, almost since the closing announcement, Feedly it has been improving and growing exponentially, positioning itself as one of the best rss readers in existence, although it does not stand out much in the field of home desktop. But all this is not an impediment for us to use it on our desktop, al Unity dock as one more application.
We will do all this using the software of Unity Web Apps which allows us to add apps as apps in our bar.
Feedly installation on our system
To perform the installation we must download a package with the files as this program is not in Ubuntu repositories. We go to this website and there we will get the package we need.
Once we have downloaded and unzipped it, we head to the terminal
sudo apt-get install build-essential
with this we will install a new metapackage of the tools needed to compile any program we need to Ubuntu. Once installed we go to where the unzipped folder is and write to the terminal
After entering the root password you will start creating the deb package with the program. Once the file is created we can install it via console or we can go through Nautilus to the archive and run it with Gdebi. First of all let me tell you that the package is for x64 systems so if we have 32-bit Ubuntu will not work.
Once installed we will have the rss reader built into our top panel, next to the Gwibber i Empathy and we will also have it anchored in our dock. If on the other hand you are not interested in Feedly we have other mobile options and other desktop options you should already know how Liferea o Akregator, The latter recommended if you use Kde.
If you do not use one rss reader, From my most sincere opinion, I recommend you try it. It is a good tool that allows us to be informed of the latest news. And those who try this reader you know, enjoy-.
More Information – How to install the latest version of Liferea on Ubuntu, QuiteRSS, a high-potential cross-platform feed reader, Eudennis’ GitHub,
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