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FINALLY! Someone who is trying to be helpful by answering my question.

Anyway, I don't really like Unity because the side dock takes up WAY to much space and I can't move or auto hide it, and for a netbook with little screen space, having a good half and inch to and inch used up for an unmovable dock is a terrible thing. Perhaps there's a way to move it that I haven't found yet?
i use ubuntu, i've never used unity to be honest with you. i'm installing it now on my laptop (the test bench) and see if there as anyway to resize it or autohide it.

what i've read and the screenshots i've seen of unity, i think to myself "that is Failure waiting to happen on the desktop." when 11.04 ubuntu comes out, i'm staying away from all linux related forums for at least 3 days, cause i know all the post will be "halp, where did gnome go?" or "i'm going to another distro, this new ubuntu sucks" as most people never realize that you can install the other DE's without having to get their iso's and reinstall.

i would honestly recomend you KDE 4.6 (using kubuntu's backport repository) but KDE on a netbook wouldn't be a good idea, it is a bit resource hungry and kwin would suck the battery life out in no time.

as soon as it is done and i find any information, i will post back on unity tweaking
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oh dear lord...i hope that unity is such a flop, they are forced back to gnome as a default, that is absolutely horrifying trying to do anything in there...

from what i found out, it wont get a "auto hide" feature till 11.04 ubuntu, i honestly couldn't find any "settings" to mess with on it.

if you still have it installed and can get to a terminal (i wasn't able to, i was getting really annoyed by it.) do the following command:

sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop

and go from there.

best of luck to you.
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You don't need to run UNR either, you could get full support out of a standard linux distro too. openSUSE has nice power management, even dims the monitor (I think others do too, but I don't know how to set it up and it comes with suse). Just download, install, mess around until you feel at home. =P
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