Windows 7 removes Sidebar - GOS Dashboard now part of desktop
Windows 7 comes out tomorrow and one of the cool things is the Sidebar is now gone. The Sidebar was the part of the desktop that Windows Vista reserved for Gadgets like stock tickers. So instead of cluttering up the right side of your desktop, Gadgets now float free. An example of a free floating Gadget is our open source dashboard for Geodata.gov, the federal government’s information service for maps and data. The dashboard enables “at-a-glance” visualization of map servers around the country and monitoring of Geodata.gov search from the Windows 7 desktop. The GOS Dashboard is a free download and the latest development report is available here - check it out with Windows 7 (or Vista even ;-).