If you notice the desktop in the new Sony VAIO laptop series with Windows 7, you’d notice the object-dock-like shortcut bar located at the top of the desktop (as the screenshot above). It is actually called VAIO Gate, which included in every new VAIO series computer by default and integrated well with the desktop. Unlike object dock, VAIO gate didn’t offer much functions besides act as a shortcuts bar, but it does look pretty nice and has a RSS feed shown when the bar is minimized (internet required).
To download and install VAIO Gate in your Windows Vista and 7, head to shoguntx deviant art page to download it. (zip file, size 8.9MB)