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Wannabe Geek

# 39762 18-Aug-2009 18:34
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Hi, anyone played with either AWN or Cairo-dock-v2 which adds a Mac OSX like dock along the bottom of the desktop ?

From the little I've read AWN seems the older established package with Cairo-v2 being hailed as faster with  better animation on recent graphic cards that support OpenGL notably NVidia cards seem to be the best choice here.

I have installed Cairo-Dock v2 on a E8400 Core2Duo, 4GB RAM, NVidia GT9500 (1GB RAM) with Ubuntu Jaunty 32bit.  CD OpenGL runs smoothly and even with lots of effects configured has very little impact on the CPU. The only faults are some of the icons have french text by default - easily edited and running multiple configuration controls sometimes causes CD to lockup which is fixed by exiting and restarting CD.

Interested in any opinons or alternatives..

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Wannabe Geek

  # 252266 1-Sep-2009 15:29
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Hi Ciscokid,

I've played around with both AWN and Cairo-Dock, but recently I've been using Gnome-Do as a dock. It works fantastic, but needs composited desktop (desktop effects on) which is not a problem for me.

You can see gnome-do here and also should be available in the Ubuntu repos.

Hope this helps :)

mister harbies

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  # 254114 8-Sep-2009 17:01
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AWN curves is the ultimate eye candy dock! (Google it if you don't know what AWN curves looks like) But too much fiddling around and not stable at the moment, I'll wait till it is available from synaptic as a click installation

I tried cairo, but AWN is more to my liking :)

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