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Aston is a shell replacement application, which gives you to get a
completely new, powerful and easily configurable desktop, making your
computing a more pleasant and productive experience.
completely replaces your old desktop with a new one, providing numerous
additional features and saving your computer's resources for more
necessary tasks. By installing Aston you get a lot more than just a
fancy look, you get a more efficient way of using your computer.
Too much is never enough
Aston looks similar to the desktop you're already familiar with, but its components offer more functionality:
Toolbars ((side panels on the left and right sides of the screen) give
you easy access to the most needed documents, applications and web
Fast, solid and powerful
We've spent a lot
of time polishing Aston in order to make sure it runs as fast as
possible. No matter if you have a five year old PC or a powerful
high-end system, Aston is always the right choice. Aston, running with
its most feature packed eye candy Themes usually consumes about half
the RAM that the Windows XP desktop needs and gives you much more in
return. Aston is known to be one of the most stable Windows shells
ever. It's even far more solid than the Windows 98/Me shell.
need an additional clock on your desktop? Or maybe a weather forecast?
No problems! Just activate additional Aston plugins and enjoy. Plugin
files are small to download and only require seconds to install. You
can tweak any parameter of your Aston desktop using a simple GUI
interface: no need to read complicated manuals every time.
Windows Themes make only few changes to the look of your system.
Windows XP Visual Styles just decorate it a little. With Aston you'll
get a fast, beautiful, reliable and easily controlled desktop and would
never wish to switch back.
Interesting facts: The latest version
of Aston Desktop with a modern eye-candy Theme usually needs 8 to 16 Mb
RAM, which is about a half of flat Windows XP Desktop memory footprint.
Multistate Taskbar buttons let you know exactly if a certain window is
active or minimized, they also adapt to the width of the Taskbar and
are thus easier to manage: no precious screen space is wasted.
Aston Quick launch can be as small as a single button: easy access to
your shortcuts without turning the Taskbar into a garbage dump.
# You can hide and restore System Tray icons with a single click or keystroke. This feature even works under Windows 98/Me/2K.
# Keep your Desktop clean: use the Panel plug-in to organize your files without turning the desktop into a dumping ground.
Desktop icons can have any size, any form (thanks to alpha-blending)
and can be animated as well. Get rid of regular limitations.
# Aston Disks and Trash Can let you visually monitor their fill states
# A built-in Hotkey Manager makes your work with Aston even more pleasant and effective.
# Much more... just install Aston and find it yourself.
Top 5 reasons to switch to Aston
desktop enhancement software tools slow down your system, consuming
additional memory and processor resources. Unlike these tools, Aston
completely replaces your old desktop and releases your computer's
resources for other tasks. Aston runs nicely on systems that labor with
the normal Windows XP desktop.
on numerous computers Aston is known to be the most stable program of
this kind. It's much more stable than competing programs and even the
native Windows 98 and Me desktop.
Whether you have
Windows XP or Windows 98, Aston runs smoothly on any system, providing
you with additional toolbars, launch panels and other useful
components, allowing you to get more control on your system.
looks great out of the box and if you want more, you can get free
Themes from our Themes section or one of numerous related sites. You
can change the look and feel of your Desktop with few mouse clicks.
your own desktop and make it look and behave the way you like. That's
the main idea behind Aston. Bind hotkeys, tweak desktop components,
instal plugins, never lose control over your desktop. No wizardry here,
everything is simple. Even if you're not an experienced designer or
programmer, you can create your own desktop the way you want it, not
like someone else does.
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