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Unity Reddit Lens

A Reddit user has created a cool Unity Lens for Reddit (a website where you can find what's new and popular on the web with a very active Linux section). By default it displays /r/linux, /r/ubuntu, /r/iama and of course, the main stories.

The search field for the Unity Reddit Lens is basically a filter for Reddit categories so if for instance you want to see the top stories in the /r/technology category, search for "technology":

Unity Reddit Lens


Install Unity Reddit Lens


There is no PPA to install Reddit Unity Lens but thanks to Andrew Starr-Bochicchio's packaging, I've created a .deb you can download and install in Ubuntu 11.04 (both 32bit and 64bit):

Download Unity Reddit Lens (it's called "place" instead of "lens" but anyway, it will work). 


Once installed, log out and log back in.

Configuration


Unfortunately Unity Reddit Lens doesn't come with a GUI to configure it but if you want to change the categories, you can edit the /usr/lib/unity-place-reddit/unity-reddit-daemon file and replace / add more categories. For instance you can search for the word "Iama" - replace it with some Reddit you want to use instead.


Update: Unity Reddit Lens is now also available for Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot and 12.04 Precise Pangolin. Install it using the commands below:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:markjtully/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install unity-reddit-lens

The Reddit Unity Lens for Oneiric/Precise doesn't require any kind of configuration. Simply log out and log back in and it should work.
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