The first software is called RocketDock. A "Dock" is simply an application launcher that allows you to easily run your favorite programs that you use frequently. It's a feature that has always been available in Mac OS X but not in Windows XP and Vista (unless you install RocketDock). By installing RocketDock, you will have a bar of icons at the top, bottom or side of your Windows desktop, which looks very much like the dock in Max OS X. Watch this video to see how the RocketDock works.. it's really cool:
The second software is called Dexpot. It's a software that allows you to create multiple virtual desktops on XP or Vista, so that you have more workspace on Windows. Here's the brief description of Dexpot's features:
"Dexpot allows you to create multiple, virtual desktops to increase the work area of your screen by up to 20 times. Each virtual desktop is independent from the others and can have its individual wallpaper, resolution, and icons (or no icons at all). You can easily switch between desktops from the tray icon, or via hotkey, or even use an automatic desktop slideshow that rotates all virtual desktops. In addition, you can move and copy windows from one desktop to another among the desktops, set up rules to automatically move, copy or close windows and more. Dexpot is one of the most advanced desktop managers out there, that is easy enough for beginners, but offers some great flexibility for more demanding users as well."
Again, Virtual Desktop has always been a useful features in the Linux operating system, but not in Windows. But now with Dexpot, we can have this great feature on XP or Vista as well!
It's great to discover all these useful softwares that we can install for free. Thanks to those who created the software, and generously release them for free to the public :)
P.S. Check out also the free registry cleaner and also this cool software that I use to make my Windows XP looks just like Vista!