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Install Cairo Dock on Ubuntu/linux

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Cairo Dock Available For All Current Ubuntu/Linux and all Mint Versions

Cairo-Dock, a fast and customizable desktop interface that takes the shape of docks, desklets, panel, etc, which can be used as alternative or addition to Unity, Gnome-Shell, Xfce-panel, and KDE-panel, is now at 3.4 version. It is designed to be light, fast and customizable, and is desktop-agnostic. It has a powerful DBus interface, to be controlled from a terminal or another application. Features can be added by plug-ins or applets, and applets can be written in C or in any language. Cairo-Dock has now a basic Wayland support.
Cairo-Dock sits in the centre of your desktop, allowing you to monitor and control your favorite apps: music players, chat messengers, twitter, torrents downloaders, RSS feeds, calendar/tasks, weather, mail checkers, etc, and a powerful task-bar.
Cairo Dock includes many plugins/applets such as: weather, clock, Messaging Menu, system monitor, keyboard indicators, custom icons, notification area, clipboard manager, and many other plugins.
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Main Changes:

  • Menus: added the possibility to customize them
  • Style: unified the style of all components of the dock
  • Better integration with Compiz (e.g. when using the Cairo-Dock session) and Cinnamon
  • Applications Menu and Logout applets will wait the end of an update before displaying notifications
  • Various improvements for Applications Menu, Shortcuts, Status-Notifier and Terminal applets
  • Start working on EGL and Wayland support
  • And as always … various bug fixes and improvements!

Available for Ubuntu 15.10 Wily/14.04 Trusty/12.04 Precise/Linux Mint 17.x/13/other Ubuntu derivatives
To install Cairo Dock (Unstable Version – Weekly updates) in Ubuntu/Linux Mint open Terminal (Press Ctrl+Alt+T) and copy the following commands in the Terminal:

Available for Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty/12.04 Precise/Linux Mint 17.x/13/other Ubuntu derivatives
To install Cairo Dock (Stable Version) in Ubuntu/Linux Mint open Terminal (Press Ctrl+Alt+T) and copy the following commands in the Terminal:

That’s it

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  • Nice Article πŸ™‚ I have to try this once πŸ™‚