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Started by Melissa, August 13, 2013, 03:32:13 PM

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Melissa

 The GUI I had with Ubuntu looked rather like this Mark;

http://notebookitalia.it/linpus-e-moblin-linux-sui-netbook-atom-2491.html (http://notebookitalia.it/linpus-e-moblin-linux-sui-netbook-atom-2491.html)


Would love to have that again! I have to say I always preferred the look of a Mac over Microsoft and was very envious of people I met who owned Mac. I was dying for one,  but too broke to buy one, so imagine my thrill when I found this Linux netbook- finally free of Microsh*t!!!

My computers:
Acer Chromebook
Asus notebook x102B, running on Peppermint 9.


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Melissa

#76
QuoteYou can easily add that to Peppermint .. or indeed Mint .. Linux is MASSIVELY configurable
(there are quite a few dock bars for Linux)

There's a topic on the Peppermint forums where we've asked people to show us their desktop:
http://peppermintos.net/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=78&start=590 (http://peppermintos.net/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=78&start=590)
runs to 61 pages, but you can get an idea just how configurable Linux is

Wow can I?! The guys hadn't seen that GUI before..please do tell where it can be got from!! That GUI is awesome!
My computers:
Acer Chromebook
Asus notebook x102B, running on Peppermint 9.


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Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec)

The 2 in this posting are mine:
http://peppermintos.net/viewtopic.php?p=36717#p36717 (http://peppermintos.net/viewtopic.php?p=36717#p36717)

the one above that posting shows the cairo dock

or you can see some pics of cairo dock (now called glx dock) in action here:
http://glx-dock.org/ (http://glx-dock.org/)

But there's also docky:
http://wiki.go-docky.com/index.php?title=Screenshots (http://wiki.go-docky.com/index.php?title=Screenshots)

All of these can be added to Mint or Peppermint .. or pretty much any other distro.
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Melissa

All very cool! How do I get them and install?
My computers:
Acer Chromebook
Asus notebook x102B, running on Peppermint 9.


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Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec)

cairo-dock and docky are both in your default repositories (Software Center, Synaptic, etc) .. but can I warn you, they can take some configuring, and they're VERY liable to stretch your system resources .. particularly if you're running the full Linux Mint.

If I were you I'd wait till you have Peppermint installed .. and we'll go through configuring it then.
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Melissa

Ok cheers. I do have Awn tho already- we tried that but it didn't seem to look the same as the Ubuntu GUI.
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Asus notebook x102B, running on Peppermint 9.


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Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec)

The new Ubuntu desktop (Unity) has a dock bar by default .. but I (and most others) don't like it:-

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Melissa

It's ok. The problem I had with AWN was that it was dancing about all over the place and I wanted a dock instead of regular icons so the desktop was messy. The Ubuntu GUI was instead of static icons if you know what I mean.
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Asus notebook x102B, running on Peppermint 9.


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Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec)

Are you sure you're not thinking of the the old Ubuntu netbook remix desktop

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Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec)

There's also the KDE4 netbook UI


As I said .. Linux is IMMENSELY configurable :)
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Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec)

The icons on the cairo-dock can be made to bounce, and/or spin when clicked .. and grow larger when mouse-overed.
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Melissa

It was similar to the top one but not quite the same. The icons were closer together in two rows like in a box and each icon was a category such as Office, internet, games etc- you could add whatever you wanted to them. When you selected one it'd spin open to reveal the destination! They sat over the desktop background right in the middle of the screen and were large sized.
My computers:
Acer Chromebook
Asus notebook x102B, running on Peppermint 9.


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Melissa

Quote from: Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) on August 14, 2013, 12:42:33 AM
The icons on the cairo-dock can be made to bounce, and/or spin when clicked .. and grow larger when mouse-overed.

Now you're talking! Can they be instead of static icons?
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Asus notebook x102B, running on Peppermint 9.


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Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec)

Yes .. you can drag any icon from the desktop to the dock bar and it will attach itself .. then it behaves like other dockbar icons, bounces, spins etc.
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Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec)

#89
Hey you can get them to do this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rkQatqvBDRM (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rkQatqvBDRM#)

or even dance to music (if you're good enough)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T4QpARPZFYE (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T4QpARPZFYE#ws)
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