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    Default a "Dock"?

    Okay, I have been looking around at some different Linux based operating systems and I have noticed ones that use a dock, similar to that of Mac OS, specifically gOS. Can I get anything like this for openSUSE 11 Gnome?

    Thanks,
    Powerman2442

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    I loathe Gnome, but I hear this is quite popular:

    avant-window-navigator - Google Code

    There are plenty of KDE docks I can recommend as well. All the cool kids use KDE.

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    try cairo dock! i've tried many docks and this one is by far my favorite

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    enderandrew - That sucks, I love Gnome... I will look into avant-window-navigator.

    dime-a-dozen - Thanks I will look it up.

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    Default Re: a "Dock"?

    can you describe what a "dock" is, what it looks like and what it does
    (i've never seen a Mac or gOS)..

    i'm wondering what is so great about them, i've heard others sing their
    praises..

    thanks,
    DenverD

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    Default Re: a "Dock"?

    Quote Originally Posted by enderandrew View Post
    I loathe Gnome, but I hear this is quite popular:

    avant-window-navigator - Google Code

    There are plenty of KDE docks I can recommend as well. All the cool kids use KDE.
    What do you recommend for KDE?

    regards,
    Carlos

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    Quote Originally Posted by DenverD View Post
    can you describe what a "dock" is, what it looks like and what it does
    (i've never seen a Mac or gOS)..

    i'm wondering what is so great about them, i've heard others sing their
    praises..

    thanks,
    DenverD
    Well I have personally never been on a Mac but I know how the GUI looks. Look up Mac OS X in google images and look for a desktop screenshot.

    At the bottom of the screen there will be a "dock" not a "task bar". The Dock will have either images of recently used programs, programs you add to it, and it just kind of looks fancy.

    I just wanted to try one and and see if I liked it. Like I said I have never been on a Mac, or even seen one in person. (Trying to get my hands on an old IMac G3 though) I was looking for different Linux distros and I found gOS (some people call it good OS or google OS) but it has a dock. So I figured I would try on openSUSE.

    Good luck.

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    I like my taskbar/panel too much.

    I imagine for most users who only launch a small handful of apps, a dock is a quicker way to launch them than a Start Menu. So while a dock is quick launcher, and sexy looking, I find I can replicate the main benefit of a dock with quick launch buttons without losing all the other benefits of a taskbar/panel.

    That's just me.

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    so, i gather it mostly does the same things as a KDE "task bar" (holds
    icons you can click to life and little programs doing stuff [like
    showing the time, disk usage, moon phase and etc]) but with a different
    name and different looking icons..

    is that what "a dock" is?
    just a "task bar" with a different name and graphics?

    DenverD

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