1. 1. Taskbar makeover: Dock look and feel
The Windows 7 taskbar is decidedly Docklike, with large, label-less icons. Like the Dock, the taskbar is now a place to launch programs as well as to minimise windows. You can drag an application icon to anywhere on the taskbar and drag to arrange them, as on a Mac. In Windows 7, a box around an icon indicates that a program is running; Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard uses a dot under the icon of running apps. Apple acquired the Dock from Steve Jobs' NeXtstep OS, which stole it from Acorn's Arthur OS of 1987.