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Cairo Dock (also known as GLX-Dock) is an application which provides a dock, a taskbar, and many applets that can be placed either inside the dock or on your desktop, at your convenience ! It uses Cairo / OpenGL to render nice graphics with hardware acceleration, which makes it very smooth and low on CPU. It's highly customisable and comes with a lot of ready-to-use themes.


Speaking of docks, a recent update to Cairo Dock brings a new default theme for Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx. The theme is also available in the Cairo Dock official repository and you can preview it in the video below:




To install Cairo Dock in Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx, simply paste this in a terminal:
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install cairo-dock cairo-dock-plug-ins



If you're not using Ubuntu 10.04, install Cairo Dock from it's official repository:
sudo -v
echo "deb http://repository.glx-dock.org/ubuntu $(lsb_release -sc) cairo-dock ## Cairo-Dock-Stable" | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list
wget -q http://repository.glx-dock.org/cairo-dock.gpg -O- | sudo apt-key add -
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install cairo-dock cairo-dock-plug-ins


If you're adventurous, you can also use the weekly Cairo Dock PPA.


For other Linux distributions, see the Cairo Dock wiki for installation instructions.
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