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Tux Machines (TM)-specific
To be fair to them, Google are now producing quite a few desktop applications for Linux now. However, we don’t yet have a Gmail Notifier application which runs in the background and shows you when you have new email in your Gmail inbox.
Even so, us Linux users aren’t left out in the dark for Gmail checking programs as there are actually a couple of open source projects already that allow you to do just that. One of the most popular is CheckGmail, and it is the application I’m going to take a look at today.
CheckGmail is a nice graphical application that sits in your system tray just as the official Google Notifiers for Windows and Mac OS X do.