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Dell Dock Puts a Little Mac OS X Into Vista Studio Laptops

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Dell's Studio Laptops will be getting a little touch of the Mac OS when they ship, thanks to the Dell Dock, a launcher that cleans up the Vista desktop in the most charming, albeit derivative, way. Below you can see "Before" and "After" images of the cleanup:

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Here's the standard Vista desktop:

Illustration for article titled Dell Dock Puts a Little Mac OS X Into Vista Studio Laptops
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And here it is when it's been all Dockified:

Illustration for article titled Dell Dock Puts a Little Mac OS X Into Vista Studio Laptops

Dell talks about customizing it in various ways by adding and deleting icons, changing colors and adding text:

Illustration for article titled Dell Dock Puts a Little Mac OS X Into Vista Studio Laptops
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There's no mention of whether you can move it to the bottom or sides, though. Wouldn't that be, uh, Mac friendly? All joking aside, I would like to say kudos to Dell for the cool execution. I, for one, can't wait to test it out.

[Dell]

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kaisermachead
kaisermachead

@quikboy: The Dock stack allows you to access all of your applications in list view if you put it in there. It's actually very handy. How many applications would one ever have open until their dock has absolutely no space left?

But yeah, anyone who has a great deal of applications that they keep in high priority can use the Applications stack in the view of list so they don't have that big waste-of-space grid. It works similarly to the Start Menu, so it's pretty straight forward.