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Update: Jupiter has been discontinued. I suggest trying TLP instead.

A quick update for Jupiter users: Jupiter 0.1.2 has been released and it now uses Python by default instead of C#. The latest Jupiter comes with an Ubuntu AppIndicator as well as a notification area applet for those who don't use Ubuntu, so there's no need to use PyJupiter anymore. 

The new version also brings support Glidepoint touchpads and bug fixes.

Jupiter applet
Jupiter running in Ubuntu (AppIndicator)

Jupiter in Fuduntu (Tray applet)

If you're using the WebUpd8 PPA and have either PyJupiter or Jupiter installed, there's no need to remove any packages, just run a regular update (dist-upgrade may be needed if you run it from the command line) and you should get the new Jupiter 0.1.2. The "pyjupiter" package is now a metapackage so you can remove it if you want.

To install Jupiter in Ubuntu 12.04, 11.10, 11.04 or 10.10, use the commands below:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/jupiter
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install jupiter

The latest Jupiter 0.1.2 is also available as a RPM: download.

For other Linux distributions, you can get the Jupiter source via SourceForge.

second screenshot via Fewt