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Re: Ultimate GNU/Linux Desktop

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____/ TomB on Wednesday 21 Sep 2011 17:09 : \____

> On 2011-09-21, the following emerged from the brain of Chris Ahlstrom:
>> Roy Schestowitz wrote this copyrighted missive and expects
>> royalties:
>>
>>> Building the Ultimate Modern Linux Desktop
>>>
>>> ,----[ Quote ]
>>> On my desktop, I rely on Compiz Fusion. So the idea of using a dock
>>> that relies on that technology was a natural fit for me. In the
>>> end, I wound up with the Awn dock due to its useful functionality.
>>> Not only can I duplicate almost anything that Gnome panels or Unity
>>> might have to offer, but I can theme my Awn dock to look more
>>> appealing.
>>> `----
>>>
>>> http://www.datamation.com/open-source/building-the-ultimate-modern-linux-desktop-1.html
>>
>> AWN on Gentoo:
>>
>>    http://en.gentoo-wiki.com/wiki/Avant_Window_Navigator
>>
>> Needs a composite window manager, for example xcompmgr or fluxbox's
>> new compositor [1].  Looks "cute".
>>
>> An interesting alternative is "wbar", which doesn't need
>> compositing.
>>
>> [1] fbcompose http://fluxbox-wiki.org/index.php?title=Compositing
> 
> AWN is very nice. Clearly inspired by the OSX dock, but adding loads
> of functionality to it through 3rd pty plugins. One of the best
> GNU/Linux docks, or even one of the best docks period.
> 
> wbar sucks IMO. Last time I tried it, it looked really stoopid, and it
> was a bitch to configure. But I guess it's nice for what it is. Not
> depending on compositing is a huge plus of course.

OSX dock is a ripoff of things before it.

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