Twitux is a Twitter client that runs on Ubuntu Linux and several other Linux distributions. Twitux display your personal messages, your network of friends and public messages. In addition, Twitux allows you to send new messages and reply to friends. To install Twitux, just type the following from the Terminal:
# sudo apt-get install twitux
You can set your preferences to refresh the screen every 3,5,15,30 or 60 minutes. You can also set Twitux to load automatically or quietly run in the background. Overall, Twitux works fairly well as a Twitter client. The only thing that’s missing is the “trending topics” you normally see on the Twitter pages, but I guess you can’t have everything.