Windows 7 brings in several improvements over Windows Vista but one of the most noticeable one is the new taskbar which is more compact and space saving in addition to Jump Lists.
If you are using Windows XP and have no plans to switch to Windows 7 even when it is available for $30 a nifty freeware called ViGlance adds a Windows 7 taskbar to Windows XP.
ViGlance is pretty decent as it uses only about 10MB memory and also provides users with thumbnail previews and the ability to pin favorite applications to the taskbar.
In addition to that it also replaces the start button with Windows 7 Orb replica. Overall a pretty neat implementation of the taskbar.
Download ViGlance [via Cybernet News]