WordPress has a Linux client?

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Why haven’t I known about this earlier?

While going through my profile account I discovered there’s a desktop client for Linux and specifically an Ubuntu package.

I immediately installed. You can download it here or run this code to download and install it on you Ubunu machine:


cd ~/Downloads
wget -O wp.deb https://public-api.wordpress.com/rest/v1.1/desktop/linux/download?type=deb&ref=getapps
sudo dpkg -i wp.deb
rm wp.deb

If you’re on a non-debian machine you canalso get the tarball and use your systems’ package manager to install it:


wget -O wp.tar.gz https://public-api.wordpress.com/rest/v1.1/desktop/linux/download

Now you can enjoy blogging within your Linux machine without openning a web browser.

Update: As a matter of fact, correct me if I’m mistaken, the client is a Unity web app.

Maps for Linux & Ubuntu

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Everyone uses digital maps these days, I assume. At least I do. Since I’ve been using them more often lately, I checked if there are any apps for Linux and especially Ubuntu. The search returned 4 apps.

Maps (aka gnome-maps)

is a map application for GMONE. Its use is slick and fast. It is supposed to be simplistic
Search and directions is functional (based on MapQuest if I’m not mistaken) but geolocation isn’t. Moreover, the satellite imagery is not available at high resolution.

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