Look at Windows 7 new "Dock". in Software Posted November 3, 2008 It is still the same as the current taskbar, MS just got rid of the text. 'Pinning' a program to the taskbar just adds it to a slightly modified Quick Launch. Also, the notification area is (finally) controllable. No, I'm not a MS fanboy. I'm just tired of people bashing Vista/MS; Vista isn't that bad, and Win7 will be what Vista was meant to be. In fact, as I type this I am exploring Win7 Pre-Beta on a 4 year old Dell Inspiron 1000 (Intel Celeron 2.2GHz, 512mb RAM).