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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.


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.