About Cairo Dock:
Cairo-Dock is an animated application launch bar for the desktop, comparable to the dock in Mac OS X or Rocket Dock (for Windows). Now, you can use Cairo-Dock with OpenGL (to use your graphic card!). Some screenshots
It is compatible with Compiz-Fusion, Beryl, Compiz and Xcompmgr, but it can also run without a composite manager (using fake transparency). Cairo-Dock can run under GNOME, KDE and XFCE.
These Commands will be typed in the terminal
This is only for Ubuntu 8.04 (Hardy Heron) 32/64bit, Ubuntu 8.10 (Intrepid Ibex) 32/64bit and Ubuntu 9.04 (Jaunty Jackalope) 32/64bit.
To add the Cairo-Dock repository to your sources open the sources.list file:
gksudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list
and add the appropriate repository to the end of the file:
deb http://repository.cairo-dock.org/ubuntu jaunty cairo-dock # For Ubuntu 9.04
deb http://repository.cairo-dock.org/ubuntu intrepid cairo-dock # For Ubuntu 8.10
deb http://repository.cairo-dock.org/ubuntu hardy cairo-dock # For ubuntu 8.04
The signed GPG key for identification of the repository is:
wget -q http://repository.cairo-dock.org/cairo-dock.gpg -O- | sudo apt-key add –
Then, to install Cairo-Dock, issue these two commands in the terminal:
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install cairo-dock cairo-dock-plug-ins
Note: if you get the error “E: Couldn’t find package cairo-dock-plug-ins” try the code below as it seems there has been a name change and the package is now called cairo-dock-plugins in intrepid.
sudo apt-get install cairo-dock-plugins
There are no repositories available for releases older than Ubuntu 8.04 (Hardy Heron). So, if you want Cairo-Dock for an older release, you must compile it or download the package.
How to run Cairo Dock:
Go to Application->System Tools->Cairo dock(with no open GL)/cairo dock (with Open Gl)