Awn - because Linux deserves to look cool


The industrious folks behind Awn, the Avant Window Navigator, have popped out a new release. "This represents a year's worth of bugfixes, performance improvements, and new applets", with oodles of back-end work to make the spiffy dock integrate better with desktops. We like where this is going -- sure, it's very heavily inspired by the Mac OS X dock, much like Gnome Do as we've covered before, but that's not a bad thing. To get Linux in the hands of new users, a bit of eye candy never goes amiss, so having this on the next round of Linux-powered netbooks would truly rock our world.

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Have you been looking over my shoulder?

I installed AWN about 4 days ago, after finding that my prehistoric (read 'Hardy') version of Ubuntu wouldn't install Gnome Do 0.8 easily. I really like it, although it takes a little getting used to. I've disposed of all other panels and my laptop now actually looks lovely again.
The shiny switcher seems a little flakey, and I'd like to know how to change the font etc of it's inbuilt menus, as they don't appear to use the 'standard' desktop font. Apart from that it's splendid.

Love, Light and Peace, Crispibits


I like AWN and all but to me it just feels to erm, well MAC.
I feel like im jumping ships

Oh my goodness

Up to now I enjoied surfing on this site.

How in the whole wide world would someone recommend this crappy piece of software, I've always thought most users get over it after the first couple of days.

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