Two questions...


I have been using OS X (10.0.3) now for a week or so. I generally like it but boot into 9.1 except to play around in X. I have two questions:

1. Is there a better way to get online? I do not like the online window thing that comes with X. I'd like something like in 9.1 with a pull up window.
Does anyone know of a pull-up window thing that can sit on the dock?

2. I like the dock to hide, but it takes too long for it to reappear (maybe 1 second). Annoying. Is there a way to speed the pop up of the dock?