The State of Linux Docks
Brief history of Docks: NeXTstep was first to introduce the idea of “docks” in an operating system back in 1989 when neXTstep 1.0 was first released.
Linux Docks: Almost every linux docks, one way or another, exists to mimic the functions of Mac OS X docks. The Linux purists dislike docks because of its similarities with OS X the same way some of them dislike KDE3 and earlier KDE versions, for its similarities to Windows OS.
Let’s look at some of the mainstream Linux docks out there: