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Cairo Dock is an OS X like approach to alternative desktop environment. This tutorial will teach you how to install the latest version.


Installing via the terminal is rather easy.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:cairo-dock-team/ppa
sudo apt install cairo-dock cairo-dock-plug-ins


Once you’ve installed Cairo, you may switch, with or without Unity/Gnome, and back again when you login, using the Gear icon to the right of your name.


sudo apt purge cairo-dock cairo-dock-plug-ins

Congratulations, you’ve just installed Cairo Dock 3 in Ubuntu!