Plank it is a Lightweight dock like few that barely consumes resources, this makes it ideal for machines with few resources or something old-fashioned.
Plank configurability, As we can imagine, is scarce, but on the contrary does the job for which it has been created in a perfect way, if we look for something more spectacular in effects and graphics we can turn to other pitchers like Cairo-Dock.
this pitcher derived from Docky, One of the lightest docks for Linux, Has been adjusted to the maximum your needs to make it even lighter than the Docky itself, thus becoming the Dock or lighter application launcher at the moment.
If what you are looking for is a Stable dock and that it consumes few resources on your machine, these are lucky, the search may be terminated since you just found a Plank.
To install on your preferred Linux distro, Always speaking in distributions based on Ubuntu o Debian, We will have to follow the following steps:
Adding the repository
The first thing we will do to install Plank, Will add the following repositories by means of the terminal, for this we will open 1 new terminal and we will introduce the following line:
- sudo apt-add-repository ppa: ricotz / Docky
Once the new repository has been added, we can proceed to install the new launcher or Dock Plank.
Once added the new repositories, The first thing we have to do will be update the package list of our Linux distribution, so from the same terminal we will type the following command:
to finally install Plank with the following command:
- sudo apt-get install Plank
With this tone we will have it correctly installed Plank in our distribution Linux favorite, as long as it is based on Debian o Ubuntu.