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New Version of Dell Dock out!

Discussion in 'Windows OS and Software' started by booboo12, Nov 12, 2008.

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  1. booboo12

    booboo12 Notebook Prophet

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    Cool, but their website is broke. Delldock.com won't load for me.
     
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    kegobeer 1 hr late but moving fast

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    The site must be fixed - I just downloaded it.
     
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    Weird, I can't reach it from my home connection.
     
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    kegobeer 1 hr late but moving fast

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    Have you tried IE and FF?
     
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    Yep won't load in either. I can ping delldock.com just fine but it won't load. I can load the site just fine though by remoting into my server.
     
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    sorry for the noob question, but is there any way to get this for a non-Dell computer? I really like the idea of this program.
     
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    The same company who makes Dell Dock, Stardock, makes a very similar program called ObjectDock. ( http://www.stardock.com/products/objectdock/ ) In fact, on the Dell Dock site, it says that the underlying technology in ObjectDock is used to make Dell Dock happen. You should try it as it's quite a bit more flexible and powerful than Dell Dock-You can add skins, icon themes, widgets, etc. Even have tabbed docks if you buy the plus version. :)

    As for running Dell Dock on your machine, I don't think it's possible. Some on here have reported that the installer checks certain files (people who know for sure: Does it check the BIOS somehow?) to see if your machine is a Dell. I would test it out on another machine, but I'm at Uni. so my Dell is my only computer right now.
     
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    out of curiosity, why would one download "Dell Dock" as opposed to "Objectdock"? The underlying technology is the same and objectdock is better featured, even in the free version
     
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    For me, I'm just a sucker for trying new things, even if they are only slightly different. Also Dell Dock groups program icons into categories dynamically. :D
     
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    I can understand that...
     
  13. Jayayess1190

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    I think Dell Dock has some of the paid version of Object Dock features, like categories.
     
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    well, i actually jsut like rocket dock with stacks better :)

    maybe ill try this though
     
  15. R.Ng

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    I just tried this. It says to add shortcuts you can just drag it into the dock. It's not working. Unless I'm doing something wrong.

    haha nevermind. I had to restart the dock.
     
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    Cheers for giving us the link, I can now try it as it works on XP sweet.
     
  17. Carrot Muncher

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    Is it me or does dell dock which I really like have a memory leak, it'll start of at about 7meg showing in task manager and work its way up to about 20+meg you can sit there and watch it go up not that I am....
     
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