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Turpial 3 Hits PPA, Gives Ubuntu’s Twitter Addicts More Choice

Turpial 3.0

Ubuntu users are now able install the latest stable release of desktop Twitter application Turpial.

The social app hit version 3.0 in the tail-end of last year after receiving a ground-up rewrite, retooled backend and a glut of new features.

It’s those new features that have made Turpial 3 notable. With both single-column and multi-column layouts; support for multiple accounts; tweet scheduling and conversation views, the app has quickly positioned itself as one of the most versatile and featured social applications available on Linux.

Now, with the app finally being made available in a PPA, Ubuntu users can find out for themselves whether the fuss is warranted.

Install Turpial 3 in Ubuntu 13.10

Granted, installing the app on Ubuntu 13.10 is not as easy as firing up the Ubuntu Software Centre and hitting ‘Install’, but adding the Turpial Stable PPA isn’t hard, even for the most novice-of-novices.

To cage the bird, open a new Terminal window and enter the following commands carefully. You’ll be prompted to enter your user password before installation can proceed.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:effie-jayx/turpial
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install turpial

Once installation has completed the app will be ready to launch from the Unity Dash.

For PPA-phobes, Debian installers of the required packages, libturpial and turpial, can be downloaded from the PPA and installed manually.

Turpial developers plan to “enhance desktop integration and user experience” for Ubuntu users in future releases.