Linux: If you're using GNOME-Do and not using the up-to-date repository for the app launcher, you really should be. That's where you'll find goodies like the newest "Docklets", helpful widgets that respond to both clicks and text commands.
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Fans of GNOME Do, the Quicksilver-like application launcher for Linux, will be glad to hear that a lot of kinks have been worked out in its 0.8.1 release, and a few new features added in. The big new thing is the analogue clock option, which looks pretty nice and turns into an array of world times you selected when clicked on. More importantly to most users, though, the smoothness and appearance of the smart and functional Docky theme has been overhauled, hopefully giving more users with varied graphics powers a better experience. There's also a few "behavior" changes that I haven't quite ferreted out yet; GNOME Do users, post your own finds in the comments, and I'll update the post. GNOME Do is a free download for Linux systems only. Hit the link below for help on getting it into your distro.GNOME Do - Download
Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.
One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.
A new version of the quick-firing Linux keyboard launcher GNOME Do landed last week, bringing with it a "theme" that acts as a whole new desktop interface. Let's check out how it works.
Linux only: The latest release of Linux app launcher GNOME Do serves up a helping of new plug-ins (including Google search and Remember the Milk), a clever "Docky" style, and much, much more.
Along with adding a bunch of new functionality through official and third-party plug-ins like Remember the Milk (which also provides task due alerts), TinyURL (paste in a URL, shrink it instantly), translation tools, Banshee and Opera support, and much more, GNOME Do 0.8 also fixes more than 100 bugs, including many plug-in problems. Memory usage has been knocked back, longer lines of text can be manually pasted into Do's launcher, and more file types get icon previews. The biggest news, however, might be what initially seems like a theme choice, but actually opens up a whole new way of using GNOME Do—as a dock: