I want to install Debian 7 on a laptop and have tried to read some information about this platform.

On this review, Review Debian Squeeze 6.0.5 : The Father of Linux Distro , I saw the last slide with the bottom application launcher:

debian 6

I wondering how do I configure it in Debian 7.

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From speed reading the blog, it seems that the launcher at the bottom of the image is called "docky".

Docky 2,1,4-1 is in debian 7.

To install you need to run apt-get install docky as root.

This can be done by typing, at the command prompt:

sudo apt-get install docky -- if you have sudo privileges,


su to become root followed by apt-get install docky -- if you know the root password.

  • 2
    On debian you need to use su to gain root privileges as sudo is not installed by default.
    – casey
    Dec 16, 2013 at 22:08
  • @casey Sorry my bad. I set up sudo years ago, and forgot. Dec 16, 2013 at 22:11
  • @richard Can you recommend how to configure Debian for better usage?
    – catch23
    Dec 17, 2013 at 9:07
  • That question is a bit general. I would stick with the default, for a bit. Dec 17, 2013 at 9:30

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