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Unity

Unity is a shell interface for the GNOME desktop environment developed by Canonical Ltd for its...

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    Works only on Ubuntu as of now, but Fedora and OpenSuse have expressed interest
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Unity is a shell interface for the Small GNOME iconGNOME desktop environment developed by Canonical Ltd for its Small Ubuntu iconUbuntu operating system. It is designed to make more efficient use of space given the limited screen size of netbooks. Unity is part of the Ayatana project, an initiative to improve the user experience within Ubuntu. More Info »

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Unity (sometimes referred to as Unity Desktop Environment, Unity User Interface) was added by TheMinixGuy in Apr 2011 and the lastest update was made in Nov 2014. There is a history of activites on Unity in our Change Log and Activity Log. It's possible to update the information on Unity or report it as discontinued, duplicated or spam. If you want a nice widget to put on your website check these out.
 
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    GNOME

    Open Source by The GNOME Project | Linux

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    KDE

    Open Source by The KDE Team | Mac, Windows, Linux, BSD

    KDE is an international technology team that creates Free Software for desktop and portable computing. Among KDEs products are a modern desktop system for Linux and UNIX platforms, comprehensive office...


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    Xfce

    Open Source | Linux, BSD

    Xfce (pronounced as four individual letters) is a free software desktop environment for Unix and other Unix-like platforms, such as Linux, Solaris and BSD. It aims to be fast and lightweight, while still being...


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    Docky

    Open Source | Linux

    Docky is a full fledged dock application that makes opening common applications and managing windows easier and quicker. Docky is fully integrated into the GNOME Desktop and features a no non-sense approach to...


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    Cinnamon

    Open Source by Linux Mint Team | Linux, BSD

    Cinnamon is a Linux desktop which provides advanced innovative features and a traditional user experience. The desktop layout is similar to Small GNOME iconGNOME 2. The underlying technology is forked from...


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    LXDE

    Open Source by LXDE Foundation | Linux, BSD

    The "Lightweight Small X11 iconX11 Desktop Environment" is an extremely fast-performing and energy-saving desktop environment. Maintained by an international community of developers, it comes with a beautiful...


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    MATE

    Open Source | Linux, BSD

    MATE is a fork of Small GNOME iconGNOME 2. It provides an intuitive and attractive desktop environment using traditional metaphors for Linux and other Unix-like operating systems. MATE is under active development to add...


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    Avant Window Navigator

    Open Source by Neil J. Patel | Linux

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    ObjectDock

    Commercial by Stardock | Windows

    ObjectDock is a program that enables users to organize their shortcuts, programs and running tasks into an attractive and fun animated Dock. By allowing users to have more control over how they organize their...


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    Enlightenment

    Open Source | Mac, Linux

    Enlightenment is not just a window manager for Linux/X11 and others, but also a whole suite of libraries to help you create beautiful user interfaces with much less work than doing it the old fashioned way and...


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    True Launch Bar

    Freemium by Torderx | Windows

    True Launch Bar is the unlimited version of the Free Launch Bar. True Launch Bar is a Superior replacement for the standard Quick Launch bar. All functions presented in Quick Launch are also in True Launch...


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    GnomePanel

    Open Source by GNOME | Linux

    GnomePanel is a highly configurable launcher and taskbar for GNOME. It forms a core part of the default GNOME desktop.


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    LXQt

    Open Source | Linux, BSD

    LXQt is the Qt port and the upcoming version of Small LXDE iconLXDE, the Lightweight Desktop Environment. It is the product of the merge between the LXDE-Qt and the Razor-qt projects: A lightweight, modular, blazing-fast...


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    Our admins has flagged this application as 'suspicious'. Be careful if you decide to try it. More info: May distribute adware. http://www.mywot.com/en/scorecard/ticno.com

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    This application has been discontinued. "While not officially stated as such anywhere since there is no blog or forum this project should be marked as discontinued. The code repository has seen no changes since 2010 and the site hasn't been updated since 2009 (check the copyright)."

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    Winstep Nexus

    Freemium by Alexandrie | Windows

    The Winstep Nexus Dock is a FREE professional dock for Windows. With Nexus, your most frequently used applications are only a mouse click away - and Nexus turns working with your computer into a fun and...


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    MadAppLauncher

    Open Source by Roberto Concepcion | Windows

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    Lumina Desktop Environment

    Open Source | BSD, PC-BSD

    Lumina is a lightweight, BSD licensed, standards-compliant desktop environment based upon Qt and Fluxbox. It is being developed on PC-BSD, and is being packaged for distribution on the PC-BSD package...


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    XWindows Dock

    Free by Vladimir Likhonos | Windows

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    Free by M.Yamaguchi | Windows

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    Dock

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    Circle Dock

    Open Source by Eric Wong | Windows

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    Radian

    Commercial by David Berlin | Windows

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    DockbarX

    Free by Matias Särs | Linux

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    Dragthing

    Freemium by TLA Systems Ltd. | Mac

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