Cool Desktop Linux Applications(Part 1) : Internet and networking applications

Desktop Linux has seen tremendous growth over the past few years and with this there has also been tremendous growth in number of applications relevant for desktop use available . Now most of the Linux distributions because of either space constraint or well because of licensing issue do not include many really cool applications .

Now through these series of articles i try to help you install some really cool applications on your desktop Linux installation . Now since Ubuntu is one of the most widely used and user friendly desktop Linux distribution , i have included instructions here on how to install applications on your Ubuntu 7.10 Gusty gibbon installation (though all the applications should work flawlessly in other distribution too with little modification to installation instruction ) .