Vista Functionality in Windows XP: Vista Sidebar
Article by George Norman
On 12 Dec 2008
With development work going on with the Windows 7 operating system, and with quite a few details available on how it will look, there are already alternative means of getting your Vista to look like Windows 7. The same goes for Windows XP and Vista; there are alternative ways of enjoying Vista functionality in Windows XP, and the one we will present today is the Vista sidebar.

There are numerous customization options when it comes to technology and computers, but the greatest visual impact is on the shoulders of desktop customization. After all, it is the one part of the computer that you get to see on a daily basis, especially if you are stuck at work, bored stiff, and did not realize that FindMySoft has a Featured Time Waster Series and so far we’ve featured some fun games ( Virus Killer , StarShine 2 , Light Heroes , Pacma Fight) and even a Mozilla Firefox add-on that you can use to discover online sites.

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If you have decided to skip Vista and stick with XP, but you would very much like to take advantage of the quite useful Vista sidebar, then you need to get Vista Rainbar V4, version 4.3 being the latest version of this software. In terms of looks, you will be hard pressed to find any significant differences between the genuine Vista sidebar and the Vista Rainbar V4. In terms of functionality, Vista Rainbar V4 comes with a suite of preinstalled goodies: analog/digital clocks, post-it notes, calendar, CPU meter, RSS reader, weather report, sidebar skins, and so on. The sidebar has a feature that automatically checks your mail, but according to Elena Santos from softonic, it does not work. No worries, if you have a Gmail account and would like to bring it to your desktop, Google has recently put out a Gmail Gadget .

If you would like to get Vista Rainbar V4, a download location is available here. Alternative download location available here.



Tags: Windows, Vista, XP, Vista Rainbar V4
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