If you are looking for a way to customize the “look and feel” of your Windows Desktop, try downloading and installing the Emerge Desktop. It supports Windows versions from Windows 2000 to Windows 7, (in both 32 and 64bit versions).
Emerge Desktop is a replacement for the Windows explorer window manager. It provides a system tray, a taskbar, and virtual desktops. It replaces the start button with a desktop right-click menu for accessing all your programs. Emerge Desktop features can be enabled or disabled optionally for complete customization.
It certainly gives the traditional Windows desktop a look that is more consistent with a “linux-like” look and feel. Give it a try and see what you think.