Aston shell is a desktop enhancement software.i used it some years before. Just decided to try it again.
The software is available as trial version, just google for it.
I dont know whether it has any security issues or bugs. i haven't had a problem yet. so try it at your on risk.
its good to have the change from the ever-same windows xp. i have tried many themes in xp. but it all have the same look, bad colour combinations. with themes there is very little to alter. so i tried the aston software. its totally cool.
my desktop now looks like this
apart from the totally awesome looks...
- all your drives are listed in the left, including how much storage space is left
- the pic of the computer on the top is "my computer" icon. When u pass ur mouse over it, it has a lovely animation
- direct google search on the top.
- softwares split into groups in the top
- calander comes up when u move mouse over the time
- if u move ur mouse to extreme right or left, a customizable menu comes up listing ur favourite software
- i am writing the article in the option called quicknotes. type/paste in things u want to keep. it is automatically saved.
- custumizable hotkeys. i have given 1 each for firefox, winamp and shutdown
the wallpaper you see isn't part of the software. I got it from a torrent "631 wallpapers 20-Pack Mortallity". each one of them top quality. One of the best wallpaper collections i have ever seen.
it doesnt eat too much of ram. 23MB max is what i have seen.
the only bad side i see is the full version costs a lot of money, adding new icons to the list is a little difficult.
edit: here are the screenshots as kk suggested. it is here