I'm a big fan of the dock. Whether it's on the Linux or the Mac desktop, a dock creates a cleaner look and makes it easier to access your programs. Here are five good docks for the Windows 7 environment. They all offer a clean style and easy configuration. Each one offers a free version, and some offer added features in a paid-for release.
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Photo: (XWindows Dock) Aqua-soft.org