Whatever how old is your computer, you could create animated desktop like Vista now. Is it incredible? Yeah! RocketDock is the free widget that provides you an animated and wonderful Taskbar, which includes many shortcuts.
It is very easy to drag or drop any icon in its interface. Only PNG and ICO icons(lots of resource at rocketdock.com) can be used in RocketDock, and each icon will zoom and transfer smoothly when mouse cross over it. You can relocate the program on your desktop as your wish and change theme, transparency, font and others handily.
Now with the great Taskbar support your minimized windows can appear as icons on the dock. Place all the icons of various applications you used everyday. The free widget is very helpful to enhance your desktop for work and pastime.