Turpial: The Best Twitter Client For Linux

Posted by MethodDan on Feb 2, 2013 8:04 PM EDT
Adventures In Open Source; By Dan Lynch
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If you’re a Linux desktop user like myself you may have experienced problems finding for a decent Twitter client. In many distributions the default is Gwibber, it’s even integrated into the Unity desktop for Ubuntu. I’ve used it on and off for years but it’s monumentally slow, buggy and unstable. Whenever I try Gwibber it hangs and I get the classic Compiz grey window while I wait for the machine to stop having a panic attack. All I’m trying to do is refresh my messages. Out of frustration and purely by chance I stumbled across the answer, Turpial. A lightweight Python app for the Linux desktop. Finally I can take Gwibber out the back and shoot it.

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