One that shouldn't be left out is Gnome-Do.
Arguably the best dock / launcher on Linux.
"Science flies you to the moon. Religion flies you into buildings".
Do NOT construe anything I type as advice
New one that I'm playing with:
Talika panel applet, windows 7 style taskbar applet for running applications. Very useful.
You are the product of 4 billion years of evolution. Start acting like it.
It's very similar to the Windows 7 application notifier, and I was always impressed by that one.
good thread, perhaps a mod should sticky it?
Who needs more than grep and vim?
- Audacious is the best music player I've come across, though that might just be personal preference as I love its Winamp emulation / windowshade mode
- Downloader for X is a great file download manager
- GNOME commander if you need a file manager a little more comprehensive than Nautilus