The animated icons are probably the coolest-looking part of the gOS operating system that comes pre-installed on the CloudBook. Before I got a look at the gOS operating system, my impression of Linux (from my days experimenting with Red Hat) was that it’s a functional operating system, but not very attractive. The plain, Windows 3.1-esque look of most Linux distributions can be a huge turnoff, so the Mac OS X-like look of gOS is a huge step in the right direction. It’s just a little difficult to have both the dock at the bottom of your screen and the Gnome bar at the top when all you have to work with is 400 pixels of vertical space. The dock disappears when you’re using an application, but it appears when you hover over the bottom portion of the screen, sometimes inadvertently covering buttons at the moment you try to click them. Tonight, I was trying to open an image in the GIMP image editor and, as I went to hit the Open button, my pointer was blocked by the dock. This was only one of several times that my pointer was blocked by the suddenly-appearing dock as I tried to click a button. A few times, I actually ended up clicking an icon on the dock by accident as it appeared on top of a button I was trying to press.